summon ( summons 3rd person present) ( summoning present participle) ( summoned past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you summon someone, you order them to come to you.
FORMAL Howe summoned a doctor and hurried over... V n
Suddenly we were summoned to the interview room... be V-ed prep/adv
He has been summoned to appear in court on charges of incitement to law-breaking. be V-ed to-inf
2 verb If you summon a quality, you make a great effort to have it. For example, if you summon the courage or strength to do something, you make a great effort to be brave or strong, so that you will be able to do it.
It took her a full month to summon the courage to tell her mother. V n
Summon up means the same as summon., phrasal verb
Painfully shy, he finally summoned up courage to ask her to a game... V P n (not pron) summon up phrasal verb If something summons up a memory or thought, it causes it to come to your mind.
LITERARY The oddest events will summon up memories. V P n (not pron)
Traduction Dictionnaire Collins Anglais - Cobuild
1 arouse, assemble, bid, call, call together, cite, convene, convoke, invite, rally, rouse, send for
2 (often with)
up call into action, draw on, gather, invoke, mobilize, muster
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