convene

[kuhn-veen]
verb (used without object), convened, convening.
1.
to come together or assemble, usually for some public purpose.
verb (used with object), convened, convening.
2.
to cause to assemble; convoke.
3.
to summon to appear, as before a judicial officer.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin convenīre to come together, equivalent to con- con- + venīre to come

convenable, adjective
convenably, adverb
convener, convenor, noun
reconvene, verb, reconvened, reconvening.
unconvenable, adjective
unconvened, adjective
unconvening, adjective


1. congregate, meet, collect, gather.
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convene (kənˈviːn)
 
vb
1.  to gather, call together, or summon, esp for a formal meeting
2.  (tr) to order to appear before a court of law, judge, tribunal, etc
 
[C15: from Latin convenīre to assemble, from venīre to come]

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convene
early 15c., from M.Fr. convenir, from L. convenire "unite, be suitable, agree," from com- "together" + venire "to come" (see venue). Related: Convener (late 16c.); convening (1650s).
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Example sentences
The ministerial group was convened in response to popular anger at the perceived leniency of the sentences.
And, you know, the history of bioethics commissions has been that they're convened by a particular president.
And of course, in the spirit of appreciating technology in teaching, the folks who convened the brown bag recorded the talk.
The emperor convened the legislature, and it is presided over by the governor.
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