verb (convened; convening) Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin convenire, from Latin, to assemble — more at convenient Date: 15th century intransitive verb to come together in a body transitive verb 1. to summon before a tribunal 2. to cause to assemble Synonyms: see summonconvener or convenor noun

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  • Convene — Con*vene , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Convened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Convenong}.] [L. convenire; con + venire to come: cf. F. convenir to agree, to be fitting, OF. also, to assemble. See {Come}, and cf. {Covenant}.] 1. To come together; to meet; to unite …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • convene — I verb accumulate, aggroup, amass, assemble, bring together, call, call together, call up, collect, congregate, consolidate, converge, convocare, convoke, draw together, gather, gather together, group, hold a meeting, hold a session, meet,… …   Law dictionary

  • Convene — Con*vene , v. t. 1. To cause to assemble; to call together; to convoke. [1913 Webster] And now the almighty father of the gods Convenes a council in the blest abodes. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. To summon judicially to meet or appear. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • convene — (v.) early 15c., from M.Fr. convenir to suit, agree, from L. convenire unite, be suitable, agree, assemble, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + venire to come (see VENUE (Cf. venue)). Related: Convened; convener; …   Etymology dictionary

  • convene — convoke, muster, *summon, summons, call, cite Analogous words: *gather, congregate, assemble, collect Antonyms: adjourn Contrasted words: disperse, *scatter: dismiss, *eject …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • convene — [v] bring together; meet assemble, call, call in, collect, come together, congregate, convoke, corral, gather, get together, hold meeting, muster, open, rally, round up, scare up*, sit, summon, unite; concepts 60,114,324 Ant. adjourn, call off,… …   New thesaurus

  • convene — ► VERB 1) call people together for (a meeting). 2) assemble for a common purpose. DERIVATIVES convenable adjective. ORIGIN Latin convenire assemble, agree, fit , from venire come …   English terms dictionary

  • convene — [kən vēn′] vi. convened, convening [ME convenen < OFr convenir < L convenire < com , together + venire, to COME] to meet together; assemble, esp. for a common purpose vt. 1. to cause to assemble, or meet together 2. to summon before a… …   English World dictionary

  • convene — v. 1) to convene fluently (to convene fluently in a foreign language) 2) (D; intr.) to convene about; with * * * [kən viːn] with (D; intr.) to convene about to convene fluently (to convene fluently in a foreign language) …   Combinatory dictionary

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