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English definition of “summon”

summon

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈsʌmən/
formal to officially order someone to come to a place: He was summoned to a meeting.Inviting and summoning
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.Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
(Definition of summon from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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