convene

verb
con·​vene | \ kən-ˈvēn How to pronounce convene (audio) \
convened; convening

Definition of convene

intransitive verb

: to come together in a body We convened at the hotel for a seminar.

transitive verb

1 : to summon before a tribunal
2 : to cause to assemble A world council was convened in Paris.

Other Words from convene

convener or convenor \ kən-​ˈvē-​nər How to pronounce convene (audio) \ noun

Synonyms for convene

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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

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 on the Web In January, Willis asked a judge to convene a special grand jury that has broad investigative powers. Matthew Brown, Washington Post, 27 July 2022 DeSantis asked the Supreme Court to convene the grand jury in 2019 to focus mostly on safety and security issues statewide in the wake of the Parkland tragedy, although the focus morphed into corruption within the Broward school district. Scott Travis, Sun Sentinel, 16 June 2022 Abbott has ordered the state to conduct in-person school district security audits and asked top lawmakers to convene a legislative committee to make recommendations on school and firearm safety, mental health and other issues. CBS News, 3 June 2022 Earlier this week, Abbott ordered the state to conduct in-person school district security audits and asked top lawmakers to convene a legislative committee to make recommendations on school and firearm safety, mental health and other issues. Jay Reeves And Jake Bleiberg, Anchorage Daily News, 3 June 2022 Abbott this week ordered the state to conduct in-person school district security audits and asked top lawmakers to convene a legislative committee to make recommendations on school and firearm safety, mental health, and other issues. Jay Reeves And Jake Bleiberg, BostonGlobe.com, 2 June 2022 Abbott this week ordered the state to conduct in-person school district security audits and asked top lawmakers to convene a legislative committee to make recommendations on school and firearm safety, mental health and other issues. Jay Reeves And Jake Bleiberg, Chron, 2 June 2022 Abbott this week ordered the state to conduct in-person school district security audits and asked top lawmakers to convene a legislative committee to make recommendations on school and firearm safety, mental health and other issues. Time, 2 June 2022 After striking for less than 24 hours this week, hundreds of workers at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront will convene Saturday to vote on a new contract proposal that union leaders believe will satisfy the needs of their members. San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of convene

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for convene

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

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8 Aug 2022

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“Convene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/convene. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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convene

verb
con·​vene | \ kən-ˈvēn How to pronounce convene (audio) \
convened; convening

Kids Definition of convene

: to come or bring together as an assembly The legislature convened on Tuesday. The teacher convened the class.

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