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tr.v. sum·moned, sum·mon·ing, sum·mons
a. To call together; convene: summon a meeting of officials. See Synonyms at call.
b. To request to appear; send for: summon a doctor to help an injured man.
2. To order to take a specified action; bid: summon the captain to surrender.
a. To bring to mind or remember. Often used with up: We tried to summon up an image of our childhood friend.
b. To cause one to think of (something); evoke. Often used with up: "Badly cured hippie fur ... maté, and paraffin heating oil are the scents that summon up my remembrance of the late sixties" (Judith Thurman).
4. To bring into existence or readiness. Often used with up: "He summoned up a smile, though it seemed to take all his strength" (Colin Turnbull).

[Middle English somonden, from Old French somondre, from Vulgar Latin *summonere, from Latin summonēre, to remind privately, hint to : sub-, secretly; see sub- + monēre, to warn; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

sum′mon·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.summoning - calling up supposed supernatural forces by spells and incantationssummoning - calling up supposed supernatural forces by spells and incantations
conjuring, conjury, conjuration, invocation - calling up a spirit or devil
exorcism, dispossession - freeing from evil spirits
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PARIS, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- France retaliated here Tuesday to a Russian summons of the French ambassador to Moscow on Monday by summoning Moscow's envoy to Paris here to receive a complaint, diplomatic sources confirmed.
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