summon


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gather

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Synonyms for summon

to demand to appear, come, or assemble

to call forth or bring out (something latent, hidden, or unexpressed)

Synonyms for summon

call in an official matter, such as to attend court

gather or bring together

make ready for action or use

References in classic literature ?
Your love-suit,'' said De Bracy, ``hath, I suppose, been disturbed, like mine, by this obstreperous summons.
Here Wamba and Gurth, with their allies the Black Knight and Locksley, and the jovial hermit, awaited with impatience an answer to their summons.
In a moment the King of the Foxes stood before him and said: 'I know already what you want, and will summon all the foxes of the world together to find the mare who has hidden herself in a hill.
In a moment the King of the Fishes appeared, and said to him: 'I know quite well what you want me to do, and I will summon all the fishes of the sea together, and tell them to bring you back the mare, who is hiding herself in a river.
The trumpet's brazen throat should pour heavenly music over the earth, and the herald's voice go forth with the sweetness of an angel's accents, as if to summon each upright man to his reward.
I racked my brain to try and determine what important case there might be pending which could call the royal family from their palaces on the eve of their return to Helium after years of absence; but when the jeddak summons no man delays.
When night cometh, then take I good care not to summon sleep.
A sudden clap of thunder is heard, and as peal follows peal, Oedipus is aware that his hour is come and bids Antigone summon Theseus.
Even Ali, who had hastened to obey the Count's summons, went forth from his master's presence in charmed amazement at the unusual animation and pleasure depicted on features ordinarily so stern and cold; while, as though dreading to put to flight the agreeable ideas hovering over his patron's meditations, whatever they were, the faithful Nubian walked on tiptoe towards the door, holding his breath, lest its faintest sound should dissipate his master's happy reverie.
As he was distrait and wanted to talk to somebody, he sent for Simon Chester, who came at once, breathless with hurrying and upset by the unexpected summons.
A telegram for Lord Greystoke," he said to the servant who answered his summons.
I have had a summons--a summons which I cannot disobey.
Sneerers and prophane wits may perhaps laugh at her first fright; yet my graver reader, when he considers the time of night, the summons from her bed, and the situation in which she found her master, will highly justify and applaud her conduct, unless the prudence which must be supposed to attend maidens at that period of life at which Mrs Deborah had arrived, should a little lessen his admiration.
An hour at least after dark, the butler, not having received any summons, ventured to tap at his door and take him in wax candles and tea.
Both of you,' he called from the window; for only the actual exhibitor--a little fat man--prepared to obey the summons.