Convene meaning

kən-vēn
The definition of convene means to bring people together or to come together for a common purpose.

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.

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To cause to come together formally; convoke.

Convene a special session of Congress.

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To summon to appear, as before a tribunal.
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To meet together; assemble, esp. for a common purpose.
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To cause to assemble, or meet together.

To convene members of the committee.

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To cause (a meeting, etc.) to take place, as by calling its participants.
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To summon before a court of law.
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(intransitive) To come together; to meet; to unite.
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(intransitive) To come together, as in one body or for a public purpose; to meet; to assemble.
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​ To cause to assemble; to call together; to convoke.
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To summon judicially to meet or appear.
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To come together usually for an official or public purpose; assemble formally.
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Origin of convene

  • Middle English convenen from Old French convenir from Latin convenīre com- com- venīre to come gwā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French convenir, from Latin convenire; con- + venire (to come).

    From Wiktionary