Definition of convene in English:



  • Come or bring together for a meeting or activity; assemble.

    [with object] ‘he had convened a secret meeting of military personnel’
    [no object] ‘the committee had convened for its final plenary session’
    • ‘Thus, a meeting convened by the finance secretary here today proved inconclusive.’
    • ‘The final version said only that Switzerland could consider convening such a meeting.’
    • ‘Later, the ousted members convened a meeting at a private club in the city.’
    • ‘The Vice-Chancellor, by convening district-wise meeting of college principals, has provided them the opportunity to present their individual problems for prompt redressal.’
    • ‘The chief minister said he has convened a meeting on Tuesday to review the various road projects of Bangalore.’
    • ‘Any decision taken by certain people without participating in the meeting convened by the government will not be complete.’
    • ‘Now the council has convened a meeting for Monday night, which will hear opinions from the local community before deciding what to do.’
    • ‘It's also the venue for computer classes as well as meetings convened by local sports clubs and political parties.’
    • ‘I was very angry and I demanded that the City Committee and the City Disciplinary Committee should convene a meeting to hear my report.’
    • ‘All nine members of the MPC attended the meeting convened by the governor, Sir Eddie George, yesterday morning.’
    • ‘The forum convened the first public meeting on environmental pollution in Kerala in 1969.’
    • ‘A meeting was convened to discuss possible ways to prevent total gridlock.’
    • ‘The leaders of three religions A, B and C decided to convene a meeting to bring about peace.’
    • ‘The mediator will usually meet with the opposing parties separately at first before convening a meeting where they are bought together.’
    • ‘On March 8, 1945, he convened a meeting of magicians at the Mansion House.’
    • ‘The Regional Library is grateful to the Ballina Shire Council for convening a special Meeting of their Finance Committee to receive a deputation from the Regional Library Committee.’
    • ‘We now have a situation where a meeting is being convened by the police to establish just how the money can be found in order to re-issue the contract.’
    • ‘The UN has convened a meeting in Geneva between Australia, Norway and Indonesia to discuss the idea.’
    • ‘An informal board meeting was convened in the aftermath and when no resolution could be reached, a formal meeting was held yesterday morning.’
    • ‘Over the years, the group has exerted influence on Bulgarian authorities by convening regular meetings with key government figures, and by providing state institutions with its analyses and proposals.’
    assemble, gather, meet, get together, come together, congregate, collect, muster
    summon, call, call together, order
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Late Middle English: from Latin convenire assemble, agree, fit, from con- together + venire come.