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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

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

Women have to summon up courage to fulfill dormant dreams.
Alice Walker

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

One reason I don't suffer Writer's Block is that I don't wait on the muse, I summon it at need.
Piers Anthony
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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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