used in 1984 by Orwell
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to call forth
The exact meaning of summon
can depend upon its context. For example:
- "summon to court" — officially demand that someone appear in court (call them to court)
- "summon the team to a meeting" — call upon the team members to attend a meeting
- "summon help" — call others to come and help
- "summon her courage" — call forth her courage from within
- He tried with a little more success than before to summon up the image of O'Brien.
- The thing that was written on the paper might be a threat, a summons, an order to commit suicide, a trap of some description.
- He knew that sooner or later he would obey O'Brien's summons.
There are no more uses of "summon" in 1984 by Orwell.