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tr.v. con·voked, con·vok·ing, con·vokes
To cause to assemble in a meeting; convene. See Synonyms at call.

[French convoquer, from Old French, from Latin convocāre : com-, com- + vocāre, to call; see wekw- in Indo-European roots.]

con·vok′er n.


(tr) to call (a meeting, assembly, etc) together; summon
[C16: from Latin convocāre, from vocāre to call]
conˈvoker n



v.t. -voked, -vok•ing.
to call together; summon to meet or assemble.
[1590–1600; (< Middle French convoquer) < Latin convocāre=con- con- + vocāre to call]
con•vok′er, n.


Past participle: convoked
Gerund: convoking

I convoke
you convoke
he/she/it convokes
we convoke
you convoke
they convoke
I convoked
you convoked
he/she/it convoked
we convoked
you convoked
they convoked
Present Continuous
I am convoking
you are convoking
he/she/it is convoking
we are convoking
you are convoking
they are convoking
Present Perfect
I have convoked
you have convoked
he/she/it has convoked
we have convoked
you have convoked
they have convoked
Past Continuous
I was convoking
you were convoking
he/she/it was convoking
we were convoking
you were convoking
they were convoking
Past Perfect
I had convoked
you had convoked
he/she/it had convoked
we had convoked
you had convoked
they had convoked
I will convoke
you will convoke
he/she/it will convoke
we will convoke
you will convoke
they will convoke
Future Perfect
I will have convoked
you will have convoked
he/she/it will have convoked
we will have convoked
you will have convoked
they will have convoked
Future Continuous
I will be convoking
you will be convoking
he/she/it will be convoking
we will be convoking
you will be convoking
they will be convoking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been convoking
you have been convoking
he/she/it has been convoking
we have been convoking
you have been convoking
they have been convoking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been convoking
you will have been convoking
he/she/it will have been convoking
we will have been convoking
you will have been convoking
they will have been convoking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been convoking
you had been convoking
he/she/it had been convoking
we had been convoking
you had been convoking
they had been convoking
I would convoke
you would convoke
he/she/it would convoke
we would convoke
you would convoke
they would convoke
Past Conditional
I would have convoked
you would have convoked
he/she/it would have convoked
we would have convoked
you would have convoked
they would have convoked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.convoke - call together; "The students were convened in the auditorium"
summon - ask to come; "summon a lawyer"


2. To demand to appear, come, or assemble:


[kənˈvəʊk] VTconvocar


vt meetingeinberufen; (Parl also) → zusammentreten lassen
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