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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 ?
From the day Ulysses left us there has been no meeting of our councillors until now; who then can it be, whether old or young, that finds it so necessary to convene us?
He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.
About the period when the churches convene at Edinburgh in their annual assemblies, he was to be seen descending the Mound in the company of divers red-headed clergymen: these voluble, he only contributing oracular nods, brief negatives, and the austere spectacle of his stretched upper lip.
Given four, they name a keeper of records, and the office is ready for work; five, they convene a general meeting, and the club is fully constituted.
Normally, the CSB convenes at least three meetings in a year but this year it convened only one which re-considered the cases of officers who were promoted in 2015.
Additional draft laws and proposals by MPs can be referred [to Parliament] from now until the session convenes," Hamade added.
PNC Convenes in Ramallah Wednesday to Select PLO Exec.
Generally, when an elected official or a respected leader convenes a meeting, people from across the board are willing to come.
So it's understandable that any time the Legislature convenes, at least some of the 90 lawmakers want to make laws.
God convenes an assembly of all mortals, presided over by Josiah (John Sigismund Zapolya of Transylvania).
House Republican leaders expressed increased confidence that Gingrich would win re-election when the 105th Congress convenes at noon - despite the appeal Monday from House Banking Committee Chairman Jim Leach, R-Iowa, for Gingrich to step down.