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]

reconvene (ˌriːkənˈviːn)
 
vb
to gather, call together, or summon again, esp for a formal meeting

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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
It is unclear whether the commission's six members will all agree to reconvene.
Otherwise, he'd have gone back on the market and his dept would have had to
  reconvene a committee for another hiring process.
She now wants the panel to reconvene so it can follow the proper procedure, but
  the government maintains that the work is done.
Reconvene as a group and ask students to share their findings.
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