Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun summons

3 senses of summons

Sense 1
bidding, summons -- (a request to be present; "they came at his bidding")
       => invitation -- (a request (spoken or written) to participate or be present or take part in something; "an invitation to lunch"; "she threw the invitation away")

Sense 2
summons -- (an order to appear in person at a given place and time)
       => order -- ((often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed; "the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London")

Sense 3
summons, process -- (a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant)
       => writ, judicial writ -- ((law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb summons

1 sense of summons

Sense 1
summon, summons, cite -- (call in an official matter, such as to attend court)
       => call, send for -- (order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb summon

4 senses of summon

Sense 1
summon, summons, cite -- (call in an official matter, such as to attend court)
       => call, send for -- (order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!")

Sense 2
summon -- (ask to come; "summon a lawyer")
       => call, send for -- (order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!")

Sense 3
muster, rally, summon, come up, muster up -- (gather or bring together; "muster the courage to do something"; "she rallied her intellect"; "Summon all your courage")
       => gather, garner, collect, pull together -- (assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together")

Sense 4
mobilize, mobilise, marshal, summon -- (make ready for action or use; "marshal resources")
       => gather, garner, collect, pull together -- (assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together")

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