summon

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Verb[change]

Plain form
summon

Third-person singular
summons

Past tense
summoned

Past participle
summoned

Present participle
summoning

  1. If you summon someone, you call on him to appear before you.
  2. If a police officer or other law enforcement official summons a person, he is accusing him of a crime but not arresting him, and instead demanding he appear in court to respond to the accusation.