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 \-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.
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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