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 At one point, according to testimony provided to lawmakers, Clark presented colleagues with a draft letter pushing Georgia officials to convene a special legislative session on the election results. Eric Tucker, Chicago Tribune, 14 June 2022 At one point, according to testimony provided to lawmakers, Clark presented colleagues with a draft letter pushing Georgia officials to convene a special legislative session on the election results. Eric Tucker, Anchorage Daily News, 14 June 2022 At one point, according to testimony provided to lawmakers, Clark presented colleagues with a draft letter pushing Georgia officials to convene a special legislative session on the election results. Eric Tucker, ajc, 14 June 2022 Congress is engaged in bipartisan negotiations to address gun violence, while Democrats in the Florida Legislature have asked their Republican colleagues to vote with them to convene a special session to address new gun legislation. Jeffrey Schweers And Steven Lemongello, Orlando Sentinel, 7 June 2022 Gutierrez stood up and began shouting at the governor, urging him to convene a special session to address gun violence. Joshua Lott, Washington Post, 30 May 2022 In November 2020, after Donald Trump narrowly lost Georgia, the president embarked first on an intense pressure campaign to get Kemp to convene a special legislative session to extricate Trump from his own defeat. The Editors, National Review, 20 May 2022 MADISON - Republican lawmakers who control the state Legislature on Tuesday ignored the Democratic governor's call to convene a special legislative session to take up legislation that would have given each Wisconsin resident $150. Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 Mar. 2022 Soccer fans from around the world will convene in Qatar this fall for the FIFA World Cup. Ramsey Qubein, Forbes, 5 June 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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20 Jun 2022

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“Convene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/convene. Accessed 26 Jun. 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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