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Borrowed from Middle French convenir, from Latin convenio, convenire (“come together”), from con- (“with, together”) + veniō (“come”), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʷm̥yéti, from the root *gʷem-.
- (intransitive) To come together; to meet; to unite.
- 1704, I[saac] N[ewton], “(please specify |book=1 to 3)”, in Opticks: Or, A Treatise of the Reflexions, Refractions, Inflexions and Colours of Light. […], London: […] Sam[uel] Smith, and Benj[amin] Walford, printers to the Royal Society, […], →OCLC:
- In short-sighted men […] the rays converge and convene in the eyes before they come at the bottom.
- (intransitive) To come together, as in one body or for a public purpose; to meet; to assemble.
- 1670, Richard Baker, A Chronicle of the Kings of England from the Time of the Romans Government unto the Death of King James:
- The Parliament of Scotland now convened.
- (transitive) To cause to assemble; to call together; to convoke.
- (transitive) To summon judicially to meet or appear.
- (transitive, with "on" or "upon") To make a convention; to declare a rule by convention.
- To forestall any problems, we convened on the rule that all the database records would avoid containing certain literal strings.
to come together, to meet, to unite
to come together as in one body or for a public purpose
to cause to assemble, to call together
to summon judicially to meet or appear
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