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Definition of "convene" []

  • To come together usually for an official or public purpose; assemble formally. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause to come together formally; convoke: convene a special session of Congress. See Synonyms at call. (verb-transitive)
  • To summon to appear, as before a tribunal. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "convene" in a sentence
  • "Next week, First Ministers will again convene in Ottawa to negotiate a strengthening of the Equalization Program and the fundamental principle of equity and fairness."
  • "For the information professional, there comes a change from having the power to inform to one of being able to "convene" - take action."
  • "We have only a few just before court convene, which is twice a year."