Definition of convene verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    convene

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//kənˈviːn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈviːn//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they convene
    BrE BrE//kənˈviːn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈviːn//
     
    he / she / it convenes
    BrE BrE//kənˈviːnz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈviːnz//
     
    past simple convened
    BrE BrE//kənˈviːnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈviːnd//
     
    past participle convened
    BrE BrE//kənˈviːnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈviːnd//
     
    -ing form convening
    BrE BrE//kənˈviːnɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈviːnɪŋ//
     
    Business meetings
     
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  1. 1[transitive] convene something to arrange for people to come together for a formal meeting to convene a meeting A Board of Inquiry was convened immediately after the accident. They decided to convene an extraordinary general meeting. See related entries: Business meetings
  2. 2[intransitive] to come together for a formal meeting The committee will convene at 11.30 next Thursday. See related entries: Business meetings
  3. Wordfinderagenda, AGM, apology, brainstorming, breakout, the chair, committee, convene, meeting, the minutes Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin convenire ‘assemble, agree, fit’, from con- ‘together’ + venire ‘come’.
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