- 1Order (someone) to be present: a waiter was summonedMore 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.
- 1.1Authoritatively call on (someone) to be present as a defendant or witness in a law court: if the person summoned does not appear he may be arrestedMore 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.
- 1.2Urgently demand (help): she summoned medical assistanceMore 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.
- 1.3Call people to attend (a meeting): he summoned a meeting of head delegatesMore 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.
- 2Make an effort to produce (a particular quality or reaction) from within oneself: she managed to summon up a smileMore example sentences
- Wanderers didn't strain every sinew and summon every ounce of effort to gain promotion just to spend a season in the Premiership playing for sympathy.
- He summons every bit of his charisma to inject his character with life, and make his CIA agent a cinematic treat and based on reality in equal parts.
- He said he was summoning his years of physical and spiritual training as a fighting monk.
- 2.1 (summon something up) Call an image to mind: names that summon up images of far-off placesMore example sentences
- As he searches his notebooks, images from earlier films are summoned up.
- What distinguishes this work from her previous evocations of food is her absolute dedication to summoning it up intensely.
- I know it constitutes an effort to summon up a sense of everyday life in a small town that is not precisely like every other in Germany.
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- It means the summonable monsters have a shot of being in this game!
- I've been surprised by the fact that the summonable beasts’ attacks are FMVs, as good-looking as the Advent Children movie, if not better.
- Only 2 pets can be in a stable at any given time while a third is unstabled and summonable at the hunter's command.
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- Chaucer's habit of poking fun at pardoners and summoners is not so much an example of impiety as a way of demonstrating how much virtue he has to spare.
- Certainly he is the guardian of ghosts, the lord of black ink, the prince of parchment and a summoner of souls.
- Clocking in at just over a dozen jobs, players will have warriors, red, black, and white mages, paladins, thieves, samurai, ninjas, dragoons, monks, summoners, beast masters, and dark knights at their disposal.
Middle English: from Old French somondre, from Latin summonere 'give a hint', later 'call, summon', from sub- 'secretly' + monere 'warn'.