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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.
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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.
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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While the agency had said its earlier summons were not replied by Shah, the Kashmiri leader had in the past claimed that the case was politically motivated.
The notice said the party owed PS4,080 in business rates for 2015-16 and PS175 in summons costs, a total of PS4,255.
Subsequently, the court directed to issue summons to the accused to appear in person before the court on next hearing.
Following the tense situation in Parliament, Wickremesinghe was summoned by Speaker Chamal Rajapakse, who is also a brother of the former leader, to parliament to discuss on what basis the summons had been issued.
If a summons is written properly and delivered as required by law, a U.
The Supreme Court outlined four factors--the Powell factors--for the court to consider in a summons enforcement action.
The IRS may issue a summons to direct a taxpayer to testify or to produce certain documents.
Swamy further said that the court examined this case for a long time and checked every document meticulously, and then only issued summons.
In two cases, a written summons drafted in Hebrew was delivered by Israeli forces during a night raid, while all the other children received calls to their or their parent's mobile phones demanding they appear at the Huwara Interrogation and Detention Center near Nablus.
Summoning may only take place through the Judiciary; it should be done via an official written summons.
The matter was discussed at the House legal affairs committee, which once more heard of the thousands of summons which could not be delivered because bailiffs could not find the defendants in person.
The summons was delivered to Sheikh Ali Salman's house in the morning, the opposition Al-Wefaq association said in a statement, adding it was not clear why he was being called in for questioning.
Syed Ikram, told Pajhwok Afghan News the decision had been taken by assembly commission heads in response to summons forms submitted by 56 lawmakers.
Summary: Chennai: Tamil Nadu Crime Branch-CID has issued fresh summons to hotelier Vikram Agarwal to appear .