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summon (v.)

c. 1200, "call, send for, ask the presence of," especially "call, cite, or notify by authority to be at a certain place at a certain time" (late 13c.), from Anglo-French sumunre and directly from Old French somonre, variant of sumundre, somondre "summon," from Vulgar Latin *summundre "to call, cite," from Latin summonere "hint to, remind or advise privately," from assimilated form of sub "under" (see sub-) + monere "to admonish, warn, advise," from PIE *moneie- "to make think of, remind," suffixed (causative) form of root *men- (1) "to think." In part also from Medieval Latin use of summonere. Meaning "arouse, excite to action" is from 1580s. Related: Summoned; summoning.

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Definitions of summon from WordNet

summon (v.)
call in an official matter, such as to attend court;
Synonyms: summons / cite
summon (v.)
ask to come;
summon a lawyer
summon (v.)
cause to become available for use, either literally or figuratively;
running into an old friend summoned up memories of her childhood
Synonyms: call up
summon (v.)
gather or bring together;
Synonyms: muster / rally / come up / muster up
summon (v.)
make ready for action or use;
Synonyms: mobilize / mobilise / marshal
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