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summon

sum·mon

summon

 
 
pronunciation:
suh mn
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: summoned, summoning, summons
definition 1: to call or notify to appear for a particular purpose.
He was summoned to court as a witness.You can summon a flight attendant by pressing that button.The teacher received an urgent phone call and was summoned to the office.
synonyms:
call, call for
similar words:
ask, beckon, conjure, convene, invite, notify, request, subpoena
definition 2: to call to convene or meet.
The date for the meeting was set, and the members of the council were summoned.
synonyms:
call, convene, convoke
similar words:
assemble, collect, gather, marshal, muster
definition 3: to call up; rouse.
She summoned all her nerve to ask the question that had been on her mind.
synonyms:
draw on, muster
similar words:
collect, conjure, evoke, gather, invoke, rouse
derivation: summoner (n.)
Word Parts
The word summon contains the following part:
sum- Latin prefix that means under, below
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The prefix "sum- " occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of "sub-" used before roots beginning with "m." See sub-
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