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Definition of "convoke" [con•voke]

  • To cause to assemble in a meeting; convene. See Synonyms at call. (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 "convoke" in a sentence
  • "BUENOS AIRES—Moves by Hugo Moyano, the powerful boss of the national truckers union, to convoke, and then suddenly cancel, a national transportation strike, represent an unmistakable warning to the government of President Cristina Kirchner, analysts said."
  • "In his decision to convoke the Council, Pope John XXIII had wished the Church to be prepared for the new world that was emerging in the aftermath of the disastrous events of the Second World War."
  • "The result is a rare demonstration of the theater's power to convoke and communicate; I left the play feeling that no amount of material encroachment could stifle humanity."