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Definition 1: make ready for action or use - [verb of change]

Samples where summon or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • marshal resources

Synonyms for summon in the sense of this definition

(summon is a kind of ...) assemble or get together

"gather some stones" "pull your thoughts together"

Definition 2: call in an official matter, such as to attend court - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for summon in the sense of this definition

(summon is a kind of ...) order, request, or command to come

"She was called into the director's office" "Call the police!"

(... is a kind of summon ) summon (a vouchee) into court to warrant or defend a title

(... is a kind of summon ) summon to court

Definition 3: ask to come - [verb of communication]

Samples where summon or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • summon a lawyer

(summon is a kind of ...) order, request, or command to come

"She was called into the director's office" "Call the police!"

(... is a kind of summon ) contact, as with a pager or by calling somebody's name over a P.A. system

(... is a kind of summon ) call with a buzzer

"he buzzed the servant"

(... is a kind of summon ) call together

"The students were convened in the auditorium"

(... is a kind of summon ) summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture

Definition 4: gather or bring together - [verb of contact]

Samples where summon or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • muster the courage to do something
  • she rallied her intellect
  • Summon all your courage

Synonyms for summon in the sense of this definition

(summon is a kind of ...) assemble or get together

"gather some stones" "pull your thoughts together"

Definition 5: cause to become available for use, either literally or figuratively - [verb of creation]

Samples where summon or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clicking on the icon calls up the program
  • the author's description of the banquet called up delicious aromas
  • running into an old friend summoned up memories of her childhood

Synonyms for summon in the sense of this definition

(summon is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of summon ) summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

"raise the specter of unemployment" "he conjured wild birds in the air" "call down the spirits from the mountain"

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