Summon meaning

sŭmən
To summon is to call up or evoke.

An example of to summon is to gather up courage to jump from a high diving board.

verb
3
0
To summon is to order to meet, to bring together or to order to come.

An example of to summon is to ask for someone to come to your room.

An example of to summon is to call for a meeting.

An example of to summon is to send a legal order.

verb
2
0
To call together; order to meet or convene.
verb
1
0
To order to take a specified action; bid.

Summon the captain to surrender.

verb
0
0
To bring into existence or readiness. Often used with up:
verb
0
0
Advertisement
To order to come or appear; call for or send for with authority or urgency.
verb
0
0
To order, as by a summons, to appear in court.
verb
0
0
To call upon to do something.
verb
0
0
To call forth; rouse.

Summon up your courage.

verb
0
0
To call people together; to convene.
verb
0
0
Advertisement
To ask someone to come; to send for.
verb
0
0
(law) To order someone to appear in court, especially by issuing a summons.
verb
0
0

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