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American English: /ˈsəmən/
British English: /ˈsʌmən/

Translation of summon in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (send for)
    mandar llamar (Latin America)
    the Prime Minister summoned his cabinet
    el Primer Ministro convocó al gabinete
    she summoned me to her side
    me llamó a su lado
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (Law)
    Example sentences
    • 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.

Phrasal verbs

summon up

verb + adverb + object
1 (gather)
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
2 (call up)
to summon up memories
traer recuerdos a la memoria
evocar recuerdos
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