To call, bid, or cite; to notify to come to appear; -- often with up.
- To call together; convene.
- To request to appear; send for. See Synonyms at call.
- Law To order to appear in court by the issuance of a summons.
- To order to take a specified action; bid: summon the captain to surrender.
- To call forth; evoke: "He summoned up a smile, though it seemed to take all his strength” ( Colin Turnbull).