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English definition of “summon”

summon

verb [T] (PRODUCE STRENGTH)    /ˈsʌm.ən/
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 .Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
(Definition of summon verb (PRODUCE STRENGTH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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