Definition of convoke in English:


Syllabification: con·voke
Pronunciation: /kənˈvōk


[with object] formal
Call together or summon (an assembly or meeting): she sent messages convoking a Council of Ministers
More example sentences
  • Several villages contested the payment by taking their case to the parlement, and other villages followed suit by convoking general assemblies, naming syndics to represent their interests, and refusing to pay the full amount.
  • On June 15 the organization convoked a meeting to which it invited ‘all those who feel concerned about the future of communism.’
  • This is what happened when the government gave in to the armed forces' demand to convoke a special meeting of the National Security Council.


late 16th century: from Latin convocare, from con- 'together' + vocare 'call'.

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