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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·vene /kənˈvin/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: meet formally; "The council convened last week"
      2: call together; "The students were convened in the
         auditorium" [syn: convoke]