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SUMMON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does summon mean? 

SUMMON (verb)
  The verb SUMMON has 4 senses:

1. call in an official matter, such as to attend court
2. ask to come
3. gather or bring together
4. make ready for action or use

  Familiarity information: SUMMON used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUMMON (verb)


Sense 1summon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Call in an official matter, such as to attend court

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

summons; summon; cite

Hypernyms (to "summon" is one way to...):

call; send for (order, request, or command to come)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "summon"):

vouch (summon (a vouchee) into court to warrant or defend a title)

vouch in (summon into court to defend a lawsuit against another and to be made liable to pay any judgment secured for the plaintiff)

demand (summon to court)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Sense 2summon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ask to come

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

summon a lawyer

Hypernyms (to "summon" is one way to...):

call; send for (order, request, or command to come)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "summon"):

page (call out somebody's name over a P.A. system)

buzz (call with a buzzer)

convene; convoke (call together)

beckon (summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 3summon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gather or bring together

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

muster; muster up; rally; summon; come up

Context examples:

muster the courage to do something / she rallied her intellect / Summon all your courage

Hypernyms (to "summon" is one way to...):

collect; garner; gather; pull together (assemble or get together)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4summon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make ready for action or use

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

mobilize; marshal; mobilise; summon

Context example:

marshal resources

Hypernyms (to "summon" is one way to...):

collect; garner; gather; pull together (assemble or get together)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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