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convene

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verb con·vene \kən-ˈvēn\

Simple Definition of convene

  • : to come together in a group for a meeting

Full Definition of convene

con·venedcon·ven·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to come together in a body

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to summon before a tribunal

  5. 2 :  to cause to assemble

con·ven·er or con·ve·nor play \-ˈvē-nər\ noun

Examples of convene

  1. We convened at the hotel for a seminar.

  2. This class convenes twice a week.

  3. A panel of investigators was convened by the president to review the case.



Origin of convene

Middle English, from Medieval Latin convenire, from Latin, to assemble — more at convenient


First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of convene

summon, call, cite, convoke, convene, muster mean to demand the presence of. summon implies the exercise of authority <was summoned to answer charges>. call may be used less formally for summon <called the legislature into special session>. cite implies a summoning to court usually to answer a charge <cited for drunken driving>. convoke implies a summons to assemble for deliberative or legislative purposes <convoked a Vatican council>. convene is somewhat less formal than convoke <convened the students>. muster suggests a calling up of a number of things that form a group in order that they may be exhibited, displayed, or utilized as a whole <mustered the troops>.


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