Simple Definition of convoke
: to call a group of people to a formal meeting or convocation
Full Definition of convoke
: to call together to a meeting
Examples of convoke in a sentence
The assembly was convoked for a special session.
They convoked a meeting of the delegates.
Did You Know?
The Latin noun vox ("voice") and verb "vocare" ("to call") have given rise to many English words including "convoke." Other English descendants of those roots are usually spelled with "voc" or "vok" and have to do with speaking or calling. Thus a "vocation" is a special calling to a type of work; an "evocative" sight or smell calls forth memories and feelings; and a "vocal" ensemble is a singing group. "Provoke," "irrevocable," "equivocate," and "vociferous" are a few of the other descendants of "vox" and "vocare."
Origin and Etymology of convoke
Middle French convoquer, from Latin convocare, from com- + vocare to call, from voc-, vox voice — more at voice
First Known Use: 1598
Synonym Discussion of convoke
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