verb \kən-ˈvēn\

: to come together in a group for a meeting


Full Definition of CONVENE

intransitive verb
:  to come together in a body
transitive verb
:  to summon before a tribunal
:  to cause to assemble
con·ven·er or con·ve·nor \-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

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