Definition of convene in US English:

convene

verb

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

    ‘he had convened a secret meeting of military personnel’
    no object ‘the committee had convened for its final plenary session’
    with object ‘he convened a group of well-known scientists and philosophers’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I was very angry and I demanded that the City Committee and the City Disciplinary Committee should convene a meeting to hear my report.’
    • ‘The mediator will usually meet with the opposing parties separately at first before convening a meeting where they are bought together.’
    • ‘Later, the ousted members convened a meeting at a private club in the city.’
    • ‘It's also the venue for computer classes as well as meetings convened by local sports clubs and political parties.’
    • ‘The Vice-Chancellor, by convening district-wise meeting of college principals, has provided them the opportunity to present their individual problems for prompt redressal.’
    • ‘An informal board meeting was convened in the aftermath and when no resolution could be reached, a formal meeting was held yesterday morning.’
    • ‘The final version said only that Switzerland could consider convening such a meeting.’
    • ‘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 leaders of three religions A, B and C decided to convene a meeting to bring about peace.’
    • ‘Thus, a meeting convened by the finance secretary here today proved inconclusive.’
    • ‘The chief minister said he has convened a meeting on Tuesday to review the various road projects of Bangalore.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The UN has convened a meeting in Geneva between Australia, Norway and Indonesia to discuss the idea.’
    • ‘Any decision taken by certain people without participating in the meeting convened by the government will not be complete.’
    • ‘A meeting was convened to discuss possible ways to prevent total gridlock.’
    • ‘Now the council has convened a meeting for Monday night, which will hear opinions from the local community before deciding what to do.’
    • ‘On March 8, 1945, he convened a meeting of magicians at the Mansion House.’
    • ‘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.’
    summon, call, call together, order
    assemble, gather, meet, get together, come together, congregate, collect, muster
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin convenire ‘assemble, agree, fit’, from con- ‘together’ + venire ‘come’.

Pronunciation

convene

/kənˈvēn//kənˈvin/