Definition of convene in English:

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convene

Pronunciation: /kənˈvēn/

verb

Come or bring together for a meeting or activity; assemble: [with object]: he convened a group of well-known scientists and philosophers he had convened a secret meeting of military personnel [no object]: the committee had convened for its final plenary session
More example sentences
  • The leaders of three religions A, B and C decided to convene a meeting to bring about peace.
  • The mediator will usually meet with the opposing parties separately at first before convening a meeting where they are bought together.
  • Thus, a meeting convened by the finance secretary here today proved inconclusive.
Synonyms
summon, call, call together, order
formal convoke
assemble, gather, meet, come together, congregate

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin convenire 'assemble, agree, fit', from con- 'together' + venire 'come'.

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Syllabification: con·vene

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