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English definition of “summon”

summon

verb [T] (ORDER)    /ˈsʌm.ən/
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.Inviting and summoningPlanning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
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