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convoke

[kuhn-vohk]
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verb (used with object), con·voked, con·vok·ing.
  1. to call together; summon to meet or assemble.
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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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Related Words

muster, gather, request, summon, call, convene, assemble, cite

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Historical Examples

  • The Committee was assured that they intended to convoke the electors.

    History of the Commune of 1871

    P. Lissagary

  • It was high time to tell her relatives and mine and convoke a family council.

    Atlantis

    Gerhart Hauptmann

  • Malesherbes in those days, and good writers since, held that the only safe plan was to convoke the States-General.

  • Under other conditions it might be the right thing to convoke a conference to be held after the war is over.

  • Convene, which means "to come together," should not be confused with convoke which means "to bring or call together."

    Word Study and English Grammar

    Frederick W. Hamilton


British Dictionary definitions for convoke

convoke

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

Word Origin

C16: from Latin convocāre, from vocāre to call
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Word Origin and History for convoke

v.

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

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