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Examples of convoke in a Sentence
The assembly was convoked for a special session.
They convoked a meeting of the delegates.
Recent Examples of convoke from the Web
Demonstrators are demanding new elections, but Maduro has vowed instead to resolve the crisis by convoking a special assembly to rewrite the constitution.
Ortega Diaz, who was long a government loyalist, has repeatedly challenged Maduro’s request to convoke a constitutional assembly.
Maduro has vowed to resolve his nation’s crisis by convoking a special assembly to rewrite Venezuela’s constitution.
Maduro has vowed to resolve his nation's crisis by convoking a special assembly to rewrite Venezuela's constitution.
Maduro has vowed to resolve the crisis by convoking a special assembly to rewrite the nation’s constitution, a proposition that has further infuriated the opposition.
Luis Emilio Rondon, one of five members of the electoral council and the only one who in the past has sided with opposition initiatives, said Maduro's decree alone was not enough to convoke a constitutional assembly.
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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."
Synonym Discussion of convoke
- was summoned to answer charges
- called the legislature into special session
- cited for drunken driving
- convoked a Vatican council
- convened the students
- mustered the troops
CONVOKE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of convoke for English Language Learners
: to call a group of people to a formal meeting or convocation
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