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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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Summoning witnesses must never be used as a tool for political mudslinging.
However, representative from Ghor, Seema Jawinda, opposed the summoning of Khan and said there were many other corrupt ministers in the cabinet, so they should be summoned first.
Khalifa has accused the parliament chairmanship of hurdling summoning the Oil Minister.
Islamabad -- Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif on Monday rejected the summary of summoning Senate and National Assembly (NA) respectively.
The President summoned the session on a summary initiated by Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs containing the Prime Ministers advice for summoning budget session.
On April 3, as many as 118 out of the 126 present members had voted in favour of summoning Aloko to the Parliament, but he did not show up and sent a letter, saying the house had no authority to call him for an inquiry.
MP Ali al-Alaq of the United Iraqi Alliance said that "Some MPs deformed the summoning procedure and turned it into a political more than technical issue.
Notification for summoning sessions have also been issued.
KABUL (PAN): Lawmakers at the Wolesi Jirga or lower house of the Parliament on Thursday divided over the issue of summoning the country's leading prosecutor, who has been refusing to appear before the house.
Baghdad (NINA) -MP Jabir Khalifa the rapporteur of the Oil and Gas parliamentary committee noted that the parliament chairmanship is delaying summoning the Oil Minister Hussein al- Shahristani.
Law department has dispatched summary regarding summoning of meeting of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa assembly on 8 April, to Governor Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Barrister Masood Kausar while after approval of the summary, the session would be summoned on 8 April.
Joinda added: "The minister of information and culture will be summoned, if he did not give satisfactory answers, he will be impeached" 55 MPs of the house asked for the summoning of the minister.
On Friday 33 senators of PML-N and MQM had filed requisition in the senate secretariat for summoning of session of the upper house.
However the session did not specify the date of summoning the minister.
According to sources, issues related to arrest of US citizen Raymond Davis on the charges of double murder, overall law and security situation of country, curbing inflation, implementation of Reformed General Sales Tax (RGST) and other issues would be discussed in length during the NA session National Assembly spokesman confirming the summoning of session has said that President Zardari has summoned the session according to constitutions clause one of article 54 and a notification has been issued in this regard.