summon

[suhm-uhn]
verb (used with object)
1.
to call upon to do something specified.
2.
to call for the presence of, as by command, message, or signal; call.
3.
to call or notify to appear at a specified place, especially before a court: to summon a defendant.
4.
to authorize or order a gathering of; call together by authority, as for deliberation or action: to summon parliament.
5.
to call into action; rouse; call forth (often. followed by up ): to summon all one's courage.

Origin:
1175–1225; < Medieval Latin summonēre to summon, Latin: to remind unofficially, suggest, equivalent to sum- sum- + monēre to remind, warn; replacing Middle English somonen < Old French semondre, somondre < Vulgar Latin *summonere, Latin summonēre, as above

summonable, adjective
summoner, noun
resummon, verb (used with object)
unsummonable, adjective
unsummoned, adjective


1-3. See call.
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summon (ˈsʌmən)
 
vb
1.  to order to come; send for, esp to attend court, by issuing a summons
2.  to order or instruct (to do something) or call (to something): the bell summoned them to their work
3.  to call upon to meet or convene
4.  (often foll by up) to muster or gather (one's strength, courage, etc)
 
[C13: from Latin summonēre to give a discreet reminder, from monēre to advise]
 
'summonable
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

summon
c.1200, from Anglo-Fr., O.Fr. sumundre "summon," from V.L. *summundre "to call, cite," from L. summonere "hint to," from sub "under" + monere "warn, advise" (see monitor). Summons "authoritative call to be at a certain place for a certain purpose" is late 13c., from O.Fr.
sumunse, noun use of fem. pp. of somondre. Summoner "petty officer who cites persons to appear in court" is from early 14c.; contracted form sumner is from mid-14c.
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Example sentences
The current method of summoning help involve speakers constantly blaring loud
  beeping sound both day and night.
She took responsibility for observing the inhuman uses of power and for
  summoning her generation to judgment and action.
It pays to ignore certain regulations, and summoning one's powers to render
  uniforms loquacious helps create a convivial mood.
Their summoning of a higher truth helped inspire what had seemed impossible and
  move the nation to embrace a common destiny.
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