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 16-player RTP committee has convened nearly every day over the past week, but internally, not with the NHL.The NHL, facing more questions than answers, is still targeting a January start | Samantha Pell | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
In Glacier, officials from the FAA and NPS convened in 2003 to work on the plan for the park, but it was never completed.The FAA Is Enabling Helicopters to Ruin the Outdoors | Frederick Reimers | October 3, 2020 | Outside Online
He convened a group of nine other experts in the field to create this open-access Google Doc offering comprehensive advice on what you need to know about aerosol transmission, from best practices for masks to whether it’s safe to travel by airplane.This scientist made a Google Doc to educate the public about airborne coronavirus transmission | Niall Firth | October 2, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
So we’re really trying to use the convening power of WHO to bring all the parts together.The World Health Organization is leaning on big tech to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic | Nicole Goodkind | October 1, 2020 | Fortune
The FBI agent served on a sheriff’s office task force, convened to protect Jordan Cove, with some of the same deputies whose salaries were being paid by Pembina.It’s His Land. Now a Canadian Company Gets to Take It. | by Lee van der Voo for ProPublica | October 1, 2020 | ProPublica
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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