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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.
See also: before, summon

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.
See also: summon

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.
See also: summon, up

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 Summon service provides a single entry point into nearly all of a library's resources, allowing users to search and navigate a unified list of results drawn from a broad range of content types.
Al-Manar website was informed that a police force handed Sheikh Salman the summon request at his houses, without clarifying the reason of the summon.
A first for library discovery services, the new features Summon Topic Explorer (TM) and Summon Scholar Profiles (TM) information panes provide users with valuable contextual information to improve research outcomes.
Former Administrative Court judge Mohammad Al-Jathlani said if the detailed information of the case is not attached in the summon letter then the procedure is a violation of regulation.
Serials Solutions declared the extension of agreement with Schattauer GmbH, as a part of its commitment to add to the German-language resources discoverable through the Summon service.
It is wrong to summon in this way a MIT director who is directly linked to the prime minister without the prime minister's permission and knowledge," he said.
Baghdad (NINA) --MP Hanan al-Fatlawi announced that she officially demanded the parliament chairmanship to summon the Head and the Independent High Electoral Commission, Faraj al-Haidari, and some of its members on the background of financial an administrative corruption.
Some courts have had to increase the number of people they summon because the percentage of no-shows is growing.
Lawmaker Abdullah Iskandar said that according to law, parliament will summon Shahrestani after he gets back.
DON'T SUMMON WITNESSES JUST TO SLING MUD (The Daily Yomiuri as translated from the Yomiuri Shimbun)
what our world would be like if it were ruled by magicians who could summon demons to do their bidding).
GOA'S former Congress Chief Minister Digambar Kamat on Tuesday failed to appear before the investigating agency of Crime Branch in the Louis Berger bribery scam, despite a summon being issued against him.
Under the rules, the Assembly speaker is authorised to summon a session, if the opposition submits a requisition, other than the regular sessions that are summoned by President of Pakistan.
KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga has decided to summon Minister of Refugees and Repatriation Jamahir Anwary over widespread corruption in the ministry, an official said on Wednesday.
The trial court, in its July 19 order, had said CBI's plea to summon the Ambani couple and 11 others as prosecution witnesses was essential for arriving at a just decision in the case.