Definition of convene in English:


Syllabification: con·vene
Pronunciation: /kənˈvēn


  • 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
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    • 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.
    summon, call, call together, order
    formal convoke
    assemble, gather, meet, come together, congregate



(also convenor) noun
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  • Connelly was one of many speakers and performers who came together to pay tribute to the life and work of Dr Andrew McNaughtan, human rights activist and former convener of the Australia-East Timor Association.
  • National Democratic Alliance convener George Fernandes had warned that bureaucrats should not make a beeline for Sonia's residence as she was not a minister.
  • Throughout the life of the group, I have served as convener, leader, and facilitator.


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

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