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con·vene

 (kən-vēn′)
v. con·vened, con·ven·ing, con·venes
v.intr.
To come together usually for an official or public purpose; assemble formally.
v.tr.
1. To cause to come together formally; convoke: convene a special session of Congress. See Synonyms at call.
2. To summon to appear, as before a tribunal.

[Middle English convenen, from Old French convenir, from Latin convenīre : com-, com- + venīre, to come; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.]

con·ven′a·ble adj.
con·ven′er, con·ven′or n.

convene

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

con•vene

(kənˈvin)

v. -vened, -ven•ing. v.i.
1. to assemble, usu. for some public purpose.
v.t.
2. to cause to assemble; convoke.
3. to summon to appear, as before a judicial officer.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin convenīre to come together =con- con- + venīre to come]
con•ven′a•ble, adj.
con•ven′er, con•ve′nor, n.

convene


Past participle: convened
Gerund: convening

Imperative
convene
convene
Present
I convene
you convene
he/she/it convenes
we convene
you convene
they convene
Preterite
I convened
you convened
he/she/it convened
we convened
you convened
they convened
Present Continuous
I am convening
you are convening
he/she/it is convening
we are convening
you are convening
they are convening
Present Perfect
I have convened
you have convened
he/she/it has convened
we have convened
you have convened
they have convened
Past Continuous
I was convening
you were convening
he/she/it was convening
we were convening
you were convening
they were convening
Past Perfect
I had convened
you had convened
he/she/it had convened
we had convened
you had convened
they had convened
Future
I will convene
you will convene
he/she/it will convene
we will convene
you will convene
they will convene
Future Perfect
I will have convened
you will have convened
he/she/it will have convened
we will have convened
you will have convened
they will have convened
Future Continuous
I will be convening
you will be convening
he/she/it will be convening
we will be convening
you will be convening
they will be convening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been convening
you have been convening
he/she/it has been convening
we have been convening
you have been convening
they have been convening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been convening
you will have been convening
he/she/it will have been convening
we will have been convening
you will have been convening
they will have been convening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been convening
you had been convening
he/she/it had been convening
we had been convening
you had been convening
they had been convening
Conditional
I would convene
you would convene
he/she/it would convene
we would convene
you would convene
they would convene
Past Conditional
I would have convened
you would have convened
he/she/it would have convened
we would have convened
you would have convened
they would have convened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.convene - meet formally; "The council convened last week"
reconvene - meet again; "The bill will be considered when the Legislature reconvenes next Fall"
sit - be in session; "When does the court of law sit?"
foregather, forgather, gather, assemble, meet - collect in one place; "We assembled in the church basement"; "Let's gather in the dining room"
2.convene - call together; "The students were convened in the auditorium"
summon - ask to come; "summon a lawyer"

convene

verb
1. call, gather, assemble, summon, bring together, muster, convoke He convened a meeting of all the managers.
2. meet, gather, rally, assemble, come together, muster, congregate Senior officials convened in London for an emergency meeting.

convene

verb
3. To demand to appear, come, or assemble:
Translations
يَدعو إلى الإجْتِماع
svolat
indkalde til
összehív
koma/kalla saman
organizatoriussušaukti
sanāktsapulcētiessasaukt
topla mak

convene

[kənˈviːn]
A. VTconvocar
B. VIreunirse

convene

[kənˈviːn]
vt
[+ group] → convoquer, assembler
[+ meeting, conference] → organiser
vi [people] → se réunir, s'assembler

convene

vt meetingeinberufen; group of peoplezusammenrufen, versammeln
vizusammenkommen, sich versammeln; (parliament, court)zusammentreten

convene

[kənˈviːn]
1. vt (people) → convocare; (meeting) → indire, convocare

convene

(kənˈviːn) verb
to (cause to) assemble or come together. to convene a meeting.
conˈvener noun
References in classic literature ?
Still continuing no less attached to union than enamored of liberty, they observed the danger which immediately threatened the former and more remotely the latter; and being pursuaded that ample security for both could only be found in a national government more wisely framed, they as with one voice, convened the late convention at Philadelphia, to take that important subject under consideration.
That, being convened from different parts of the country, they brought with them and communicated to each other a variety of useful information.
But though this latter view, if she indeed had it, may appear reasonable enough, yet the event did not answer her expectation; for when she was convened before the justice, and it was universally apprehended that the house of correction would have been her fate, though some of the young women cryed out "It was good enough for her," and diverted themselves with the thoughts of her beating hemp in a silk gown; yet there were many others who began to pity her condition: but when it was known in what manner Mr Allworthy had behaved, the tide turned against her.
Seizing this favourable opportunity, the Circles hastily convened an extraordinary Assembly of the States; and besides the usual guard of Convicts, they secured the attendance of a large number of reactionary Women.
Then, turning to Aegyptius, "Sir," said he, "it is I, as you will shortly learn, who have convened you, for it is I who am the most aggrieved.
About a month after this, one morning, all the servants of the Shelby estate were convened together in the great hall that ran through the house, to hear a few words from their young master.
The true patriots have long bewailed the fatal tendency of these vices, and have made no less than four regular experiments by EXTRAORDINARY ASSEMBLIES, convened for the special purpose, to apply a remedy.
On the following day M'Dougal convened the clerks, and read to them an extract from a letter from his uncle, Mr.
A solemn meeting of the lodge of the second degree was convened, at which Pierre promised to communicate to the Petersburg Brothers what he had to deliver to them from the highest leaders of their order.
Under such a regulation, it may well happen that the public voice, pronounced by the representatives of the people, will be more consonant to the public good than if pronounced by the people themselves, convened for the purpose.
In eight days more the night of performance would arrive; a phalanx of social martyrs two hundred strong had been convened to witness it; three full rehearsals were absolutely necessary; and two characters in the play were not filled yet.
If both chambers of the Congress would not agree on voting separately when they convened in a constituent assembly (Con-ass) in amending the Constitution, 'it's as if nothing has been passed' in the House of Representatives, Senator Panfilo Lacson said on Wednesday.