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English definition of “summon”

summon

verb [T]    /ˈsʌm·ən/
to order someone come to a particular place, or to officially tell someone to be present: The president summoned an emergency meeting of his advisers. I have been summoned to appear in court. To summon is also to find, call, or gather together something for use: I couldn't summon any strength. He summoned up enough energy to prepare a revision of his novel. To summon is also to remember or imagine something: He recollects the streets of Paris when he was a student and summons up the faces of fellow students.
(Definition of summon verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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