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summon

verb [T] uk   /ˈsʌm.ən/ us  

summon verb [T] (ORDER)

C2 to order someone to come to or be present at a particular place, or to officially arrange a meeting of people: General Rattigan summoned reinforcements to help resist the attack.humorous I'm afraid I'll have to go - I'm being summoned by my wife. On 20 July, the council was summoned to hear an emergency report on its finances.

summon verb [T] (PRODUCE STRENGTH)

C2 to increase your courage or strength, especially with an effort: It took me six months to summon (up) the courage to ask him out for a drink.
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