Translation of summon in Spanish:

summon

Pronunciation: /ˈsʌmən/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (send for) [servant/waiter] llamar, mandar llamar (Latin America/América Latina) ; [police/doctor] llamar; [help/reinforcements] pedir*; [meeting/parliament] convocar* the Prime Minister summoned his cabinet el Primer Ministro convocó al gabinete she summoned me to her side me llamó a su lado
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    • She studied him as he summoned the waitress and ordered more tea, and found what she saw to her liking.
    • She's been looking for a new job for over 2 years so when she found out she'd got this one, she summoned me round immediately to drink champagne with her.
    • It tasted great too, so it was with heavy heart that I summoned a waiter over and told him I had never ordered rabbit before and I simply did not like the taste.
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    • Several people reported that it was only when a symptom in common with the previous acute myocardial infarction occurred that they summoned medical help.
    • ‘Not one of the boys went to his aid, or thereafter summoned help, or displayed any concern for their hapless victim,’ said Mr Martin.
    • In the bedroom and bathroom are other safety gadgets - alarms that automatically summon help if the floor floods, or if the wearer takes a fall.
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    • The holding has filed in court several objections; the main being that the meeting was summoned by a management not listed in the Trade Register.
    • He summoned a family meeting to plot a fightback.
    • Manda proposed that the ZRFU should summon a meeting of councillors to discuss the change of tenure of office from two to four years and then hold elections for new office bearers.
    1.2 [Law/Derecho] [witness/defendant] citar, emplazar*
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    • Two months before I was due to leave the area I was summoned as a witness to give evidence at the High Court in defence of a patient.
    • In order to do this effectively it may be given powers equivalent to those of the High Court to summon witnesses, send for documents, administer oaths, etc.
    • Following a raid on Chang's residence and office on Friday, prosecutors summoned him to appear for questioning yesterday.
    1.3summon up

Phrasal verbs

summon up

verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 (gather) [support] lograr, obtener*; [resources] reunir* he summoned up the courage to ask her se armó de valor para preguntárselo I couldn't even summon up the strength to get up the stairs ni siquiera pude reunir or cobrar fuerzas para subir la escalera 1.2 (call up) [thoughts] evocar* to summon up memories traer* recuerdos a la memoria, evocar* recuerdos

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