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 summons summons

noun

  • a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant  ( process, summons )
    a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant
  • an order to appear in person at a given place and time  ( summons )
    an order to appear in person at a given place and time
  • a request to be present  ( bidding, summons )
    a request to be present
     they came at his bidding
    they came at his bidding
  • verb

  • call in an official matter, such as to attend court  ( cite, summon, summons )
    call in an official matter, such as to attend court


  •  summon summon

    verb

  • ( ) call in an official matter, such as to attend court  ( cite, summon, summons )
    call in an official matter, such as to attend court
  • ( ) ask to come  ( summon )
    ask to come
     summon a lawyer
    summon a lawyer
  • make ready for action or use  ( marshal, mobilise, mobilize, summon )
    make ready for action or use
     marshal resources
    marshal resources
  • gather or bring together  ( come up, muster, muster up, rally, summon )
    gather or bring together
     muster the courage to do something
    muster the courage to do something
     she rallied her intellect
    she rallied her intellect
     Summon all your courage
    Summon all your courage
  • cause to become available for use, either literally or figuratively  ( call up, summon )
    cause to become available for use, either literally or figuratively
     clicking on the icon calls up the program
    clicking on the icon calls up the program
     the author's description of the banquet called up delicious aromas
    the author's description of the banquet called up delicious aromas
     running into an old friend summoned up memories of her childhood
    running into an old friend summoned up memories of her childhood


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