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Synonyms for summons
ˈsʌm ənzsum·mons

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bidding, summonsnoun

    a request to be present

    "they came at his bidding"

    Synonyms:
    command, bid, bidding, process, dictation

  2. summonsnoun

    an order to appear in person at a given place and time

    Synonyms:
    bidding, process

  3. summons, processverb

    a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant

    Synonyms:
    process, bidding, unconscious process, cognitive operation, cognitive process, operation, procedure, mental process, physical process, outgrowth, appendage

  4. summon, summons, citeverb

    call in an official matter, such as to attend court

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

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  1. summonsnoun

    Synonyms:
    citation, official call or notice

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How to use summons in a sentence?

  1. Frederick Buechner:

    Religion points to that area of human experience where in one way or another man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage.

  2. Gwen Carr:

    If Eric Garner was a white man in Suffolk County doing the same thing that he was doing -- even if he would have been caught selling cigarettes that day -- they would have given him a summons and he wouldn't have lost his life that day, i believe that 100 percent.

  3. John Dryden:

    All human things are subject to decay,And, when Fate summons, monarchs must obeyThis Flecknoe found, who like Augustus youngWas call'd to empire, and had govern'd longIn prose and verse, was own'd, without disputeThrough all the realms of nonsense, absolute.

  4. Scott Fowler:

    She really believes she hears the faint cries of an infant. She summons her husband, who is a self-employed grading contractor. He arrives in the area and descends about a 75-foot ravine to find the child alone with a car seat over the bank.

  5. Agatha Christie:

    I live now on borrowed time, waiting in the anteroom for the summons that will inevitably come. And then - I go on to the next thing, whatever it is. One doesn't luckily have to bother about that.


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