Definition of convoke
: to call together to a meeting
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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.
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
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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