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convene

con·vene

convene

 
 
pronunciation:
kn vin
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: convened, convenes, convening
definition: to gather or assemble, esp. for a formal meeting.
The members of the council will discuss the matter when they convene next week.
synonyms:
assemble, congregate, forgather, gather, meet
antonyms:
adjourn
similar words:
congress, muster
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to gather or assemble, or to cause (a formal gathering) to be held; summon; convoke.
The union leaders convened the members to discuss a possible strike.The principal convened a meeting of the faculty.
synonyms:
assemble, congregate, convoke, gather, summon
antonyms:
adjourn
similar words:
call for, marshal, muster, round up
definition 2: to oblige to appear, as in front of a court of law; subpoena.
synonyms:
subpoena, summon
similar words:
call for, require
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derivations: convenable (adj.), convener (n.)
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