US: /ˈsəmən/
UK: /sˈʌmən/

English Vietnamese dictionary

summon /'sʌmən/
  • ngoại động từ
    • gọi đến, mời đến, triệu đến; triệu tập (cuộc họp)
    • kêu gọi (một thành phố...) đầu hàng
    • to summon up
      • tập trung
    • to summon up one's courage: tập trung hết can đảm
    • to summon up one's strength: tập trung hết sức lực

Advanced English dictionary

+ verb
1 (formal) to order sb to appear in a court of law
Synonym: SUMMONS
[VN to inf] He was summoned to appear before the magistrates. [also VN]
2 ~ sb (to sth) (formal) to order sb to come to you: [VN] In May 1688 he was urgently summoned to London. + She summoned the waiter. + He was summoned before the board of directors. [also VN to inf]
3 [VN] (formal) to arrange an official meeting
Synonym: CONVENE
to summon a conference / meeting
4 [VN] (formal) to call for or try to obtain sth: to summon assistance / help / reinforcements
5 [VN] ~ sth (up) to make an effort to produce a particular quality in yourself, especially when you find it difficult
Synonym: MUSTER
She was trying to summon up the courage to leave him. + I couldn't even summon the energy to get out of bed.
Phrasal Verbs: summon sth<->up to make a feeling, an idea, a memory, etc. come into your mind
Synonym: EVOKE
The book summoned up memories of my childhood.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 call, assemble, convoke, convene, send for, invite, muster, get together, arouse, rouse:
Why would he summon us to the office at midnight?
2 Often, summon up. call or draw on or upon, draw up, mobilize, muster (up), work up, gather, invoke:
I had to summon up all my courage to ask Eve to go out.

Collocation dictionary

1 order a person to come to a place


duly | hastily, urgently | back


She was duly summoned for an interview.
| from
He has been summoned from New York to give evidence at the trial.
| to
She was summoned back to his office.

2 find sth that you need


barely, hardly
He could hardly summon the strength to stand up.
| up


can/could | try to | manage to
She managed to summon up a smile.

Concise English dictionary

+call in an official matter, such as to attend court
+ask to come
+gather or bring together
+make ready for action or use