Definition of Convene

1. Verb. Meet formally. "The crowds convene in the streets"; "The council convened last week"

Specialized synonyms: Reconvene, Sit
Generic synonyms: Assemble, Foregather, Forgather, Gather, Meet
Derivative terms: Convening, Convention



2. Verb. Call together. "The students were convened in the auditorium"
Exact synonyms: Convoke
Generic synonyms: Summon
Derivative terms: Convener, Convening, Convention, Convocation, Convocation

Definition of Convene

1. v. i. To come together; to meet; to unite.

2. v. t. To cause to assemble; to call together; to convoke.

Definition of Convene

1. Verb. (intransitive) : To come together; to meet; to unite. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) : To come together, as in one body or for a public purpose; to meet; to assemble. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) : To cause to assemble; to call together; to convoke. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) : To summon judicially to meet or appear. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Convene

1. to assemble [v -VENED, -VENING, -VENES] - See also: assemble

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Literary usage of Convene

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1. History of the Origin, Formation, and Adoption of the Constitution of the by George Ticknor Curtis (1858)
"The power to convene Congress is one power; and it extends only to " extraordinary " occasions, because the Constitution itself, or a law, convenes them at ..."

2. A General History of Rome from the Foundation of the City to the Fall of by Charles Merivale (1888)
"The Senate initiates legislative measures; the consuls convene the centuries, and the tribunes convene the tribes, ..."

3. The Political Code of the State of California by California, Creed Haymond (1872)
"He may, on extraordinary occasions, convene convene the Legislature by proclamation, and shall state to both sessions of Houses, when assembled, ..."

4. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"... of the military in the state except when they shall be called into the service of the United States. SEC. 7. He may, on extraordinary occasions, convene ..."

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