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Definition of Summon


  1. To call, bid, or cite; to notify to come to appear; -- often with up.
  2. To give notice to, or command to appear, as in court; to cite by authority; as, to summon witnesses.
  3. To call upon to surrender, as a fort.

Summon Quotations

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
Christopher Reeve

One may summon his philosophy when they are beaten in battle, not till then.
John Burroughs

Can anyone remember love? It's like trying to summon up the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never the perfume.
Arthur Miller

A wise woman knows how to summon her courage and do what is right, rather than what is easy.
Suze Orman

I write very, very slowly, and for me, I have to summon all sorts of resources to make one of these pieces work.
Junot Diaz
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Summon Translations

summon in Dutch is aanschrijven
summon in Finnish is kutsua
summon in French is appeler, convoquer, convoquez, convoquons
summon in German is auffordern, vorladen
summon in Italian is chiamare
summon in Latin is appello, voco, arcesso; accerso, invito
summon in Norwegian is kalle
summon in Portuguese is chame, chamar

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