to come together or assemble, usually for some public purpose.
to cause to assemble; convoke.
to summon to appear, as before a judicial officer.
- con·ven·a·ble, adjective
- con·ven·a·bly, adverb
- con·ven·er, con·ve·nor, noun
- re·con·vene, verb, re·con·vened, re·con·ven·ing.
- un·con·ven·a·ble, adjective
- un·con·vened, adjective
- un·con·ven·ing, adjective
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How to use convene in a sentence
The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun reports that a return-to-play committee, made up of 16 players, has convened several times in the past week.The NHL, facing more questions than answers, is still targeting a January start | Samantha Pell | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
Prosecutors convened a grand jury in February 2019 to examine the matter.Senior Justice Dept. official stalled probe against former interior secretary Ryan Zinke, sources say | Juliet Eilperin, Matt Zapotosky | November 12, 2020 | Washington Post
The scientists and clinicians were convened at the request of the FDA to review the evidence for aducanumab, a drug that targets a protein called amyloid-beta that accumulates in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s.FDA advisory panel declines to support a controversial Alzheimer’s treatment | Laura Sanders | November 6, 2020 | Science News
On May 23, 1920, Abbott Lawrence Lowell, then president of Harvard University, convened a clandestine, five-person tribunal that became known as the Harvard Secret Court of 1920.Honoring victims of the Harvard Secret Court of 1920 | Diego Garcia Blum | November 5, 2020 | Washington Blade
There is a chance economic aid could be passed right after the election, however, in a so-called lame-duck session following the election, the time following a November election but before a new Congress convenes.When Congress is likely to make a deal to send more stimulus checks | Anne Sraders | October 28, 2020 | Fortune
The Mossad high command must surely be convening emergency meetings in an atmosphere of tension and heightened alertness.Mossad’s Greatest Female Assassin: An Excerpt From ‘Sylvia Rafael’ | Ram Oren, Moti Kfir | September 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For the second year, The Daily Beast is convening the Hero Summit: An Exploration of Courage, Character & Our National Security.Announcing The Daily Beast’s Second Annual Hero Summit | The Daily Beast | September 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The general convening authority, however, cannot reverse a finding by Lind of not guilty or increase his sentence.Journalism On Trial as Bradley Manning Case Nears Moment of Truth | Alexa O'Brien | July 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
This week in New York, the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women is convening global delegates for its annual meeting.Breaking Through: Innovative Solutions to End Violence Against Women | Kim Azzarelli, Alyse Nelson | March 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Awaiting the convening of the grand jury, I trust that justice will be served and healing will begin for all of those affected."Castle Doctrine" Author: Trayvon's Killing Was Not Self-Defense | Noah Kristula-Green | March 22, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The convening of this body gave rise to much dissatisfaction among the people of Texas.The Memoirs of General P. H. Sheridan, Complete | General Philip Henry Sheridan
These, convening at Preston, spake the whole day without any certain conclusion.
He at once set about in convening a meeting of all the Indians in England.Chitta Ranjan | Sukumar Ranjan Das
The power of convening the legal Assemblies, or the ordinary constitutional Legislature, resided solely in the Executive.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 5 (of 20) | Charles Sumner
He was therefore arrested, brought before a magistrate, charged with convening an illegal assembly, and committed for trial.The West Indies and the Spanish Main  | James Rodway
British Dictionary definitions for convene
to gather, call together, or summon, esp for a formal meeting
(tr) to order to appear before a court of law, judge, tribunal, etc
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