• IPA: /ˈkɒn.vɪin/, /kənˈvɪin/ (British)

convene (convenes, present participle convening; past and past participle convened)

  1. (intransitive) To come together; to meet; to unite.
    • In short-sighted men […] the rays converge and convene in the eyes before they come at the bottom.
  2. (intransitive) To come together, as in one body or for a public purpose; to meet; to assemble.
    • The Parliament of Scotland now convened.
    • Faint, underneath, the household fowls convene.
  3. (transitive) To cause to assemble; to call together; to convoke.
  4. (transitive) To summon judicially to meet or appear.
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