- An example of convene is when you schedule a conference of people in a profession.
- An example of convene is when teachers all come together to have a staff development day.
The definition of convene means to bring people together or to come together for a common purpose.
intransitive verb-·vened′, -·ven′ing
to meet together; assemble, esp. for a common purpose
Origin of conveneMiddle English convenen from Old French convenir from Classical Latin convenire from com-, together + venire, to come
- to cause to assemble, or meet together: to convene members of the committee
- to cause (a meeting, etc.) to take place, as by calling its participants
- to summon before a court of law
verbcon·vened, con·ven·ing, con·venes
To come together usually for an official or public purpose; assemble formally.
- To cause to come together formally; convoke: convene a special session of Congress. See Synonyms at call.
- To summon to appear, as before a tribunal.
Origin of conveneMiddle English convenen from Old French convenir from Latin convenīre com- com- venīre to come ; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.
- con·ven′er con·ven′or
(third-person singular simple present convenes, present participle convening, simple past and past participle convened)