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summon someone before someone or something

to request or order someone to appear before someone or a group. The president summoned the committee before her. The judge summoned Donna before the court.
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summon someone to someone or something

to order or request someone to come to someone or something. Uncle Fred summoned the waitress to him. He summoned her to our table.
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summon something up

to call forth particular qualities, such as strength, courage, wisdom, etc. She summoned her courage up and went into the room. Liz summoned up all her courage.
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pluck/screw/summon up (your/the) ˈcourage (to do something)

force yourself to be brave enough to do something: I had liked her for a long time, and eventually I plucked up the courage to ask her out.I finally screwed up my courage and went to the dentist.
See also: courage, pluck, screw, summon, up

summon up

To call something forth; evoke something: I summoned up my courage and dove into the deep water. At first I couldn't remember the telephone number, but I summoned it up by concentrating very hard.
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The President summoned the session on a summary initiated by Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs containing the Prime Ministers advice for summoning budget session.
The protest by the opposition was called off only after Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapakse informed Parliament that officers from the Commission would visit Rajapakse to record the statement instead of summoning him there.
Earlier today, Sonia said a court summoning Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and herself in connection with the National Herald case, smacked of 'political vindictiveness' by the Government.
On April 24, the assembly had agreed to firm up a new date for summoning Da Afghanistan Bank Governor Noorullah Dilawari and decide his fate after he twice failed to appear before lawmakers.
In an interview with Radio Farda, Khandan said: "Lawyers have always said that summoning via telephone is illegal and no one should abide by those calls.
A SESSIONS court has pulled up a magistrate for summoning the chiefs of air force and army as defence witness in a cheque bounce case, saying the magistrate issued the order " without applying his mind".
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear Bharti Cellular Limited CMD Sunil Bharti Mittal's plea challenging the March 19 order of the special court summoning him as an accused in a corruption case related to allocation of additional 2G spectrum during the 2002 NDA regime.
Ministry of Justice Judge Sheikh Naser Al-Dawoud said that summoning a defendant without stated facts is illegal.
Summary: Turkey's state prosecution service has removed a prosecutor responsible for summoning the head of the spy agency from the case, state media said on Saturday, in an apparent attempt to resolve a row between the government and the judiciary.
Fatlawi's request is the first process of summoning officials during the current parliamentary rotation.
Riaz told the judge that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had dispatched the court summoning orders to Sluggish but the authority had not received any reply from him.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Member of the Iraqi parliament's oil and gas committee said that the coming trip of the Iraqi Oil Minister Hussein al-Shahrestani to pilgrimage (Haj) will not affect the process of summoning him in the House.
We are seriously concerned about the way the DPJ has handled the summoning of Finance Minister Fukushiro Nukaga.