Definition of 'convene'
Video: pronunciation of 'convene'
Example sentences containing 'convene'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
European foreign ministers arrived last night at a dinner in Brussels, hastily convened to discuss the election. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He is due to appear before a specially convened court this month. Times, Sunday Times (2012)More than 100 people attended a hastily convened meeting called to object to the proposals. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Only he can convene a meeting of Cobra. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He was appointed after a specially convened meeting of the board on Tuesday. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Before anyone was allowed to depart, he convened a team meeting. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Management convened a hasty conference call for investors last Friday. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If he does, the board will convene a tribunal to hear the case. Times, Sunday Times (2010)These were so popular that a specially convened government committee recommended that the plinth be used for a rolling series of temporary works. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The vote is likely to be postponed to a specially convened synod in November. Times, Sunday Times (2012)At the very least there should have been a properly convened hearing with all sides of the argument considered in the cold light of day. Times, Sunday Times (2015)So they convened a kangaroo court and sent him on his unedifying way with a flea in his ear from an outraged Emma. The Sun (2016)Edinburgh A woman in hospital appeared before a court hearing specially convened there yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2010)MPs on a rarely convened Joint select hearing of the business and Scottish affairs committees were baffled. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It recalls that the movement really took off in 2010 at a specially convened conference in Spain. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Wednesday's hearing was convened at the prison itself, reportedly to spare him the humiliation of appearing before a public court. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Arriving for a hastily convened press conference, he was momentarily stunned by how few journalists were there, before the seats quickly filled up. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Once the meeting was convened, I outlined what we had done and what we felt we would be able to offer. Going For It!: How to Succeed As an Entrepreneur (1986)A campaigning MP will call today for a ministerial summit to be convened to help save the hedgehog. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Trends of 'convene'
Used Occasionally. convene is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'convene'
British English: convene VERB
If someone convenes a meeting or conference, they arrange for it to take place. You can also say that people convene or that a meeting convenes.
He convened a meeting of his closest advisers.
Definition of convene from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
Audrey Brow, Unicorn Farts & Space Grease: June’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this June with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.