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Synonyms for summon
ˈsʌm ənsum·mon

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. summon

    Arraign is an official word; a person accused of crime is arraigned when he is formally called into court, the indictment read to him, and the demand made of him to plead guilty or not guilty; in more extended use, to arraign is to call in question for fault in any formal, public, or official way. One may charge another with any fault, great or trifling, privately or publicly, formally or informally. Accuse is stronger than charge, suggesting more of the formal and criminal; a person may charge a friend with unkindness or neglect; he may accuse a tramp of stealing. Censure carries the idea of fault, but not of crime; it may be private and individual, or public and official. A judge, a president, or other officer of high rank may be impeached before the appropriate tribunal for high crimes; the veracity of a witness may be impeached by damaging evidence. A person of the highest character may be summoned as defendant in a civil suit; or he may be cited to answer as administrator, etc. Indict and arraign apply strictly to criminal proceedings, and only an alleged criminal is indicted or arraigned. One is indicted by the grand jury, and arraigned before the appropriate court.

    Synonyms:
    accuse, arraign, censure, charge, cite, impeach, indict, prosecute

    Antonyms:
    acquit, condone, discharge, excuse, exonerate, forgive, overlook, pardon, pardon, release, set free

    Preposition:
    Arraign at the bar, before the tribunal, of or for a crime; on or upon an indictment.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. summon

    Synonyms:
    call, cite, challenge, convene, convoke, invite, bid

    Antonyms:
    discharge, remit, relegate, send, disband, prorogue, dissolve, discard, dismiss

Princeton's WordNet

  1. summon, summons, citeverb

    call in an official matter, such as to attend court

    Synonyms:
    abduce, muster up, reference, marshal, bring up, mention, name, advert, come up, muster, mobilise, quote, mobilize, summons, cite, refer, adduce, rally

  2. summonverb

    ask to come

    "summon a lawyer"

    Synonyms:
    rally, mobilise, muster, marshal, come up, summons, muster up, mobilize, cite

  3. muster, rally, summon, come up, muster upverb

    gather or bring together

    "muster the courage to do something"; "she rallied her intellect"; "Summon all your courage"

    Synonyms:
    line up, rise, come, get hold, cite, mobilize, tease, muster, muster up, scratch, uprise, find, tantalise, come on, go up, surface, rally, lift, call up, arise, beat up, come up, summons, scrape up, scrape, drum up, bob up, ride, ascend, go on, marshal, rebound, razz, mobilise, tantalize, move up, cod, taunt, rag, rise up, bait, twit

  4. mobilize, mobilise, marshal, summonverb

    make ready for action or use

    "marshal resources"

    Synonyms:
    call up, mobilise, muster, marshal, come up, rally, summons, circulate, mobilize, muster up, cite

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. summonverb

    Synonyms:
    bid, cite, call, call for, send for, order to appear, notify to appear

  2. summonverb

    Synonyms:
    (Mil.) demand the surrender of

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "summon":

    convene, muster, sauté, call

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How to use summon in a sentence?

  1. Mateusz Martyniuk:

    Prosecutors will want to summon Polanski for questioning.

  2. yoda:

    when you summon the courage to do what others won't, you will have in life what others don't.

  3. Ted Kennedy:

    With profound sadness, I share the news that the search for my beloved daughter Maeve McKean and grandson Gideon has turned from rescue to recovery, my heart is crushed, yet we shall try to summon the grace of God and what strength we have to honor the hope, energy and passion that Maeve McKean and Gideon set forth into the world.

  4. Peter Brukner:

    I thought it was appalling behaviour by the manager, he has a player who has gone down, who has remained down and the referee obviously considered it serious enough to summon on The Chelsea doctor and the physio.

  5. Kristina Schake:

    (Clinton) has long been inspired by FDR's belief that America is stronger when we summon the work and talents of all Americans, her fight, like his, is to work to ensure that everyday Americans can achieve not just a sense of economic stability, but lasting prosperity.


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