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Synonyms for summon
ˈsʌm ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. summon, summons, cite(verb)

    call in an official matter, such as to attend court

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

  2. summon(verb)

    ask to come

    "summon a lawyer"

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

  3. muster, rally, summon, come up, muster up(verb)

    gather or bring together

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

    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, summon(verb)

    make ready for action or use

    "marshal resources"

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

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.

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

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

    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

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. summon(v. a.)

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

  2. summon(v. a.)

    (Mil.) demand the surrender of

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    convene, muster, sauté, call

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  • استدعىArabic
  • cridar, citarCatalan, Valencian
  • přivolat, předvolat, svolatCzech
  • vorladen, zusammenrufen, beschwören, herbeirufenGerman
  • καλώGreek
  • vokiEsperanto
  • llamar, reunir, citar, convocarSpanish
  • haastaa, kutsua koolle, kutsuaFinnish
  • convoquer, citer à comparaître, convierFrench
  • összehív, megidéz, odahív, beidézHungarian
  • adunare, chiamare, intimare, convocare, citare, in, giudizio, raccogliere, mandare, a, riunireItalian
  • לְזַמֵןHebrew
  • 召喚する, 呼び出す, 出頭を命ずる, 召集するJapanese
  • convoco, vocō, arcessōLatin
  • ontbieden, bijeen roepen, oproepenDutch
  • tilkalleNorwegian
  • wzywaćPolish
  • convocar, intimarPortuguese
  • призывать, вызвать, призвать, вызывать, звать, созвать, сзывать, позватьRussian
  • prizvati, sazvati, dozvatiSerbo-Croatian
  • sammankalla, inbjudaSwedish
  • రప్పించుTelugu
  • bizaZulu

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