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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 businessman further says he has not been summoned or even questioned by anyone in respect to the offence he is alleged to have committed to warrant the plea-taking or issuance of the summons.
Sukhera through his counsel had pleaded that the summons were issued on the basis of false information provided to the trial court.
However, defence counsel Khwaja Harris contended that NAB had not submitted the original summon receipt to the court.
As a rule, summons should be personally served on a defendant.
NAB Prosecutor told the court members of Sharif family have not received the summons.
Under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 7602, the IRS is authorized to issue summonses and seek enforcement in the courts if the party upon whom the summons was issued fails to comply.
Tools like the John Doe summons authorized today send the clear message to U.
The IRS employee can ask for it, make an informal written request together with the answer due date, (4) or issue a summons demanding the taxpayer or third party give testimony or produce the information by a specific date and time.
The IRS served an administrative summons on UBS for records pertaining to accounts held by Ching-Ye Henry Hsiaw.
Clr Pinnock denied she had been issued a summons when questioned by the Examiner several weeks ago, FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016 following a tip-off.
COLOMBO (CyHAN)- Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse has sought an explanation from the country's anti-graft body chief on why summons were issued on him over bribery allegations.
A taxpayer who receives a summons may be under examination, or the IRS may be looking for information that he or she may have about another taxpayer (called a "third-party summons").
In most situations, a summons is issued to a taxpayer when the IRS believes the taxpayer possesses information the government needs to examine a return or collect an assessment, and the taxpayer is uncooperative in providing the information using routine IRS administrative procedures, such as an information document request.
New Delhi, July 9 ( ANI ): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said the party is not even in the picture of the National Herald case, in which summons have been issued to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi.