verb (used without object), con·vened, con·ven·ing.
to come together or assemble, usually for some public purpose.
verb (used with object), con·vened, con·ven·ing.
to cause to assemble; convoke.
to summon to appear, as before a judicial officer.
Origin of convene
Synonyms for convene
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At 16, when he was formally initiated into manhood, Mandela received yet another name: Dalibunga—“convenor of the Great Council.”Mandela: The Miracle Maker
December 5, 2013
to gather, call together, or summon, esp for a formal meeting
(tr) to order to appear before a court of law, judge, tribunal, etc
Word Origin for convene
C15: from Latin convenīre to assemble, from venīre to come
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variant of convener (see convene).
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