Summon Definition

summoned, summoning, summons
summoned, summoning, summons
To call together; order to meet or convene.
Webster's New World
To order to come or appear; call for or send for with authority or urgency.
Webster's New World
To order, as by a summons, to appear in court.
Webster's New World
To call upon to do something.
Webster's New World
To bring to mind or remember. Often used with up:
We tried to summon up an image of our childhood friend.
American Heritage

Origin of Summon

  • Middle English somonden from Old French somondre from Vulgar Latin summonere from Latin summonēre to remind privately, hint to sub- secretly sub– monēre to warn men-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman somoundre, from Old French sumundre, from Vulgar Latin *summundre, from Latin summonere, itself from sub + monere.

    From Wiktionary

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