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Synonyms for summons
ˈsʌm ənz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bidding, summons(noun)

    a request to be present

    "they came at his bidding"

    Synonyms:
    command, bid, bidding, process, dictation

  2. summons(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    bidding, process

  3. summons, process(verb)

    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, cite(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. summons(n.)

    Synonyms:
    citation, official call or notice

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "summons":

    summonses, subpoena, convening, subpoenas, citation, quotation, convocation, writ, citations

How to pronounce summons?

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Veena
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How to say summons in sign language?

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How to use summons in a sentence?

  1. District Judge Margot Coleman:

    Having considered all the relevant factors I am satisfied that this is a proper case to issue the summons as requested for the three offences as drafted, this means the proposed defendant will be required to attend this court for a preliminary hearing, and the case will then be sent to the Crown Court for trial.

  2. 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.

  3. Jerry Garry:

    There will be summons to pay compensation. There will be other punishment imposed by CEPA. I'm really not too sure as to what the nature of the penalties may be.

  4. Proverb:

    Keep women far away from song, because it is a summons to adultery #VoiceRaisedOnWomensDay

  5. John Dryden:

    All human things are subject to decay, and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.


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