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convene (verb) assemble for a meeting; to call a meeting.

When a group of people convene, they meet at a place; they come together at a place to discuss points of interest for all of them. The members of a party convene, when they meet at a place to discuss party affairs. The employees of an organization convene, when they have some problems to discuss and decide upon. When someone calls or arranges a meeting, they convene a meeting. The secretary of an organization or an association convenes a meeting of the members, if they arrange for the members to meet to discuss some issue. A meeting of the senate of a university is convened to decide on the new programs of study to be started by the university.

  • Soon after the accident in the factory, the engineers and the directors of the factory convened in the conference hall to find out the cause of the accident and to assess the damage.
  • A meeting of the representatives of all parties was convened by the President to discuss the relief measures to be organized to help the quake victims.
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