Summon Sum"mon, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Summoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Summoning}.] [OE. somonen, OF. sumundre, semondre, F. semondre, from (assumed) LL. summon[e^]re, for L. summon[=e]re to give a hint; sub under + monere to admonish, to warn. See {Monition}, and cf. {Submonish}.] 1. To call, bid, or cite; to notify to come to appear; -- often with up. [1913 Webster]

Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Trumpets summon him to war. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To give notice to, or command to appear, as in court; to cite by authority; as, to summon witnesses. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mil.) To call upon to surrender, as a fort. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To call; cite; notify; convene; convoke; excite; invite; bid. See {Call}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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