V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to arrange (a group of people); 2. to assemble; 3. to meet formally

Synonyms: summon, gather, assemble, congregate, meet

Antonyms: adjourn, disperse, disassemble

Tips: Convene is usually used in the context of formal meetings. Convene is a formal way of saying "meet." In business meetings you may hear someone say, "Let's reconvene at a later time," meaning "Let's meet again later." Convene can also mean "to order someone to appear in court, etc."

Usage Examples:

The jury will convene following the careful selection of jurors. (assemble)

The town council will convene daily until a decision is made on this issue. (congregate)

The United Nations convened in an emergency meeting. (met, assembled)

The leaders of several countries convened the meeting to discuss the dire situation in the Middle East. (summoned)

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