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convoke

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of convoke

  1. to bring together in assembly by or as if by command convoked the leading experts on juvenile delinquency to study the situation Synonyms of convoke assemble, call, convene, muster, summon Words Related to convoke rally; call in, call out, call up, knell; amass, collect, gather, group, round up; reassemble, reconvene Near Antonyms of convoke break up, dissolve

Synonym Discussion of convoke

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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