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VERB (2)

1. meet formally;
- Example: "The council convened last week"

2. call together;
- Example: "The students were convened in the auditorium"
[syn: convoke, convene]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [R.] [1913 Webster] In shortsighted men . . . the rays converge and convene in the eyes before they come at the bottom. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. To come together, as in one body or for a public purpose; to meet; to assemble. --Locke. [1913 Webster] The Parliament of Scotland now convened. --Sir R. Baker. [1913 Webster] Faint, underneath, the household fowls convene. --Thomson. Syn: To meet; to assemble; to congregate; to collect; to unite. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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] By the papal canon law, clerks . . . can not be convened before any but an ecclesiastical judge. --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

convene v 1: meet formally; "The council convened last week" 2: call together; "The students were convened in the auditorium" [syn: convoke, convene]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

39 Moby Thesaurus words for "convene": assemble, bid come, call, call away, call back, call for, call forth, call in, call out, call together, call up, cite, conjure, conjure up, convoke, demand, evoke, hold a meeting, hold a session, indent, invoke, meet, muster, muster up, open, order up, page, preconize, recall, requisition, send after, send for, serve, sit, subpoena, summon, summon forth, summon up, summons
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

CONVENE, civil law. This is a technical term, signifying to bring an action.