Definition of convene
: to come together in a body We convened at the hotel for a seminar.
1 : to summon before a tribunal
2 : to cause to assemble A world council was convened in Paris.
convenorplay \kən-ˈvē-nər\ noun
Examples of convene in a Sentence
We convened at the hotel for a seminar.
This class convenes twice a week.
A panel of investigators was convened by the president to review the case.
Recent Examples of convene from the Web
The city has recruited more minorities into its police force, convened interfaith groups, and commissioned a diversity and inclusion study for its recreational services.
Shaprio had appealed to the Supreme Court after a district judge said the case did not meet the standard for convening a panel of judges to review and dismissed it.
CHICAGO — Earlier this year, 30 senior citizens convened in a living room to talk about growing older and needing more help.
Some of these mental health services for children were actually slated to be cut back in March, when the Louisiana Legislature convened a special session to approve a previous round of budget reductions.
The group convened Sunday in a parking lot across from the bank building.
Vance was on vacation when, on April 11, 1980, Carter and Brzezinski convened a National Security Council meeting that resulted in a green light for the attempt at rescuing the U.S. hostages held in Tehran.
Steve Bramucci, a writer and editor at Uproxx, convened a round-table discussion about cultural appropriation for a handful of food writers.
By the time he was ordained years later, the Second Vatican Council had convened.
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Origin and Etymology of convene
Middle English, from Medieval Latin convenire, from Latin, to assemble — more at convenient
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of convene
CONVENE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of convene for English Language Learners
: to come together in a group for a meeting
CONVENE Defined for Kids
Definition of convene for Students
: to come or bring together as an assembly The legislature convened on Tuesday. The teacher convened the class.
Word Root of convene
The Latin word venīre, meaning “to come,” and its form ventus give us the roots ven and vent. Words from the Latin venīre have something to do with coming. To invent is to come up with a new idea or device that no one has thought of before. To convene is to come together for a purpose. An event is an occasion when many people come together.
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