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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sum·mon v. t. [imp. & p. p. Summoned p. pr. & vb. n. Summoning.]
 1. To call, bid, or cite; to notify to come to appear; -- often with up.
    Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood.   --Shak.
    Trumpets summon him to war.   --Dryden.
 2. To give notice to, or command to appear, as in court; to cite by authority; as, to summon witnesses.
 3. Mil. To call upon to surrender, as a fort.
 Syn: -- To call; cite; notify; convene; convoke; excite; invite; bid. See Call.