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Convene   /kənvˈin/   Listen

(past & past part. convened; pres. part. convenong)
Meet formally.
Call together.  Synonym: convoke.

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"Convene" Quotes from Famous Books

... Bartholomew to England with an appeal to Henry VII. Christopher had brought Alexander Geraldinus, the scholar, and also the Archbishop of Toledo, to espouse his mission, and finally, at the latter's instance, Ferdinand, as John of Portugal had done, went so far as to convene, at Salamanca, a council of reputed scholars to pass judgment upon Columbus and his proposition. By these, as by the Portuguese, he was declared a misguided enthusiast. They were too much behind the ...
— History of the United States, Vol. I (of VI) • E. Benjamin Andrews

... also that but for these two men, who put me forward as a candidate for the Speakership, I probably would not have become a candidate. On the Saturday night before the Monday on which the Legislature was to convene, they pressed me so strongly that I consented, and became the nominee of my party associates. J. W. Singleton was the Democratic nominee. Before the Legislature convened, and during the intervening Sunday, a feeling got abroad among the older members of the ...
— Fifty Years of Public Service • Shelby M. Cullom

... called upon the governor to convene the Assembly, and approved all the acts which had caused the Assembly's dismissal; it resolved to preserve order, and quietly dissolved itself. "I doubt," said the British Attorney-General, "whether they have committed ...
— The Siege of Boston • Allen French

... that until we part for life," said Betty, lightly. "You forget that Congress will convene in Extra ...
— Senator North • Gertrude Atherton

... about and hastily convene small boys and dispatch them down the road to look at an honest man. But the young wood did not kindle at his enthusiasm. Had the rarity been a bear with a monkey on him, well ...
— It Is Never Too Late to Mend • Charles Reade

... he made himself ready to go to Upper Canada; but before he left us, he told me that he would speak to some of the Chiefs at Buffalo, to attend the great Council, which he expected would convene in a few years at farthest, and convey to me such a tract of land as I should select. My brother left us, as he had proposed, and soon after died ...
— A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison • James E. Seaver

... Sargent, who was hostile to Mr. Cushing, his townsman, read this letter in a Republican caucus, and it fell upon the Senators assembled like a heavy clap of thunder, while Senator Brownlow (more extensively known as Parson Brownlow) keenly said that he thought the caucus had better adjourn, convene the Senate in open session, and remove Mr. Cushing's political disabilities. Mr. Cushing, learning what had transpired, immediately wrote a letter to the President requesting him to withdraw his nomination. In this letter he ...
— Perley's Reminiscences, Vol. 1-2 - of Sixty Years in the National Metropolis • Benjamin Perley Poore

... boat had come to anchor. Then in a very few minutes, because the creatures of the sea seem unable to fear what does not move, the life of the sea-floor again bestirred itself, and small, misshapen forms that did not love the sunlight began to convene in the shadow ...
— Kings in Exile • Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts

... together, flock get together, pig together; forgather; huddle; reassemble. [get or bring together] assemble, muster; bring together, get together, put together, draw together, scrape together, lump together; collect, collocate, colligate^; get, whip in; gather; hold a meeting; convene, convoke, convocate^; rake up, dredge; heap, mass, pile; pack, put up, truss, cram; acervate^; agglomerate, aggregate; compile; group, aggroup^, concentrate, unite; collect into a focus, bring into a focus; amass, accumulate &c (store) 636; collect ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

... of one month McCoy made his appearance and, most opportunely, brought an extra supply of animals. The camp was soon struck and the whole band started for the rendezvous, which had been appointed to convene at the mouth of Horse Creek on the Green River. They reached this place after several days of hard travel. As usual, trading operations did not commence until all the regular bands of trappers had arrived and reported. They were then commenced and continued through ...
— The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, from Facts Narrated by Himself • De Witt C. Peters

Words linked to "Convene" :   gather, forgather, convening, summon, sit, assemble, convention, meet, foregather

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