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English definition of “summon”


verb [T]    /ˈsʌm·ən/
to order someone come to a particular place , or to officially tell someone to be present : The president summoned an emergency meeting of his advisers . I have been summoned to appear in court . To summon is also to find , call , or gather together something for use: I couldn't summon any strength . He summoned up enough energy to prepare a revision of his novel . To summon is also to remember or imagine something: He recollects the streets of Paris when he was a student and summons up the faces of fellow students .
(Definition of summon verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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