Meaning of “summon” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /ˈsʌmən/

formal to officially order someone to come to a place:

He was summoned to a meeting.
summon (up) the courage/strength, etc

to make a great effort to do something:

[ + to do sth ] He tried to summon up the courage to speak to her.

(Definition of “summon” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)