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convene

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of convene

  1. 1 to bring together in assembly by or as if by command convened the members of the council for an emergency session Synonyms of convene assemble, call, convoke, muster, summonWords Related to convene rally; call in, call out, call up, knell; amass, collect, gather, group, round up; reassemble, reconveneNear Antonyms of convene break up, dissolve

  2. 2 to come together into one body or place the conventioneers convened in the auditorium to hear the guest speaker Synonyms of convene cluster, collect, concenter, concentrate, conglomerate, congregate, assemble, converge, forgather (or foregather), gather, meet, rendezvousWords Related to convene affiliate, ally, associate, band (together), caucus, club, collaborate, confederate, conjoin, consolidate, consort, cooperate, couple, federate, gang up, join, merge, unite; reassemble, reconvene, regather, remeetNear Antonyms of convene depart, leave, take off; disjoin, dissociate, disuniteAntonyms of convene break up, disband, disperse, split (up)

Synonym Discussion of convene

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

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