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v. con·vened, con·ven·ing, con·venes
To come together usually for an official or public purpose; assemble formally.
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.
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the act of gathering a meeting
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.convening - the act of convening
gathering, assemblage, assembly - the social act of assembling; "they demanded the right of assembly"
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THE city of Gakwak being about to lose its character of capital of the province of Ukwuk, the Wampog issued a proclamation convening all the male residents in council in the Temple of Ul to devise means of defence.
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Annan maintains that in dealing with terrorism, environmental issues, transnational organized crime, and similar threats, "we must make use of the unique normative strength, global reach, and convening power of the UN." Observing that actual and potential threats to world peace sometimes require military action, he insists that the UN Security Council "is fully empowered by the UN Charter to deal with such threats."
The party, which won the 1990 general election by a landslide but was blocked from coming to power, also called for the convening of a parliament session involving those who were elected then.
European left-wing politicians have set back in motion their call for convening a Committee of Inquiry on the causes and consequences of the sinking of the oil tanker Prestige.
The APAMO Board of Directors, under the leadership of Gordon Quan, mayor pro tern, Houston, Tex., will be convening its annual business meeting at the Congress of Cities, on Friday, December 6, from 7:30 a.m.
Yes, the bonds would be repaid out of gas tax proceeds or increased registration fees, not the general fund, but the Legislature's sole purpose for convening next month is to balance the budget, not to get into economic development.
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