convoke

[ kuhn-vohk ]
/ kənˈvoʊk /

verb (used with object), con·voked, con·vok·ing.

to call together; summon to meet or assemble.

Nearby words

  1. convo,
  2. convocate,
  3. convocation,
  4. convocative,
  5. convocator,
  6. convoker,
  7. convolute,
  8. convoluted,
  9. convoluted tubule,
  10. convolutely

Origin of convoke

1590–1600; (< Middle French convoquer) < Latin convocāre, equivalent to con- con- + vocāre to call

Related formscon·voc·a·tive [kuhn-vok-uh-tiv] /kənˈvɒk ə tɪv/, adjectivecon·vok·er [kuhn-voh-ker] /kənˈvoʊ kər/, con·vo·cant [kon-vuh-kuhnt] /ˈkɒn və kənt/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for convoke

convoke

/ (kənˈvəʊk) /

verb

(tr) to call (a meeting, assembly, etc) together; summon
Derived Formsconvocative (kənˈvɒkətɪv), adjectiveconvoker, noun

Word Origin for convoke

C16: from Latin convocāre, from vocāre to call

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Word Origin and History for convoke

convoke

v.

1590s, from Middle French convoquer (14c.), from Latin convocare "to call together" (see convocation). Related: Convoked; convoking.

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