Con·vene v. i. [imp. & p. p. Convened p. pr. & vb. n. Convenong.]
1. To come together; to meet; to unite. [R.]
In shortsighted men . . . the rays converge and convene in the eyes before they come at the bottom. --Sir I. Newton.
2. To come together, as in one body or for a public purpose; to meet; to assemble.
The Parliament of Scotland now convened. --Sir R. Baker.
Faint, underneath, the household fowls convene. --Thomson.
Syn: -- To meet; to assemble; to congregate; to collect; to unite.
Con·vene, v. t.
1. To cause to assemble; to call together; to convoke.
And now the almighty father of the gods
Convenes a council in the blest abodes. --Pope.
2. To summon judicially to meet or appear.
By the papal canon law, clerks . . . can not be convened before any but an ecclesiastical judge. --Ayliffe.
v 1: meet formally; "The council convened last week"
2: call together; "The students were convened in the
auditorium" [syn: convoke]