Summon and Tell


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Summon verb – To demand or request the presence or service of.
Tell and summon are semantically related In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Summon".
Nearby Words: summons, summoning
Synonyms for Summon


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Summon and tell are semantically related in communicate topic. Sometimes you can use "Summon" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

character summon character tell character
people summon people tell people
time summon time tell time
characters summon characters tell characters
Other nouns: times.

Both words in one sentence

  • An Aesop: One of the Visionaries' powers is... to summon an owl that will tell them the aesop of the episode.
  • Cynthia's grandmother does hint that the orbs can summon their respective dragons, at least, but that still doesn't tell you where the orbs are.
  • Accidental Hero Tell me sir, how were you able to summon up the courage to enter that burning building?
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