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 central bank convenes a meeting of bank heads and offers some friendly
  advice on how to do their jobs.
The fact that other companies also distort the facts when it convenes them does
  not make it right.
And binoculars are definitely a good idea: this planetary conference convenes
  in bright twilight.
The board has a scheduled weekly meeting-hour, and convenes routinely whenever
  a case is pending.
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