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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-.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɒn.viːn/, /kənˈviːn/
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convene (third-person singular simple present convenes, present participle convening, simple past and past participle convened)

  1. (intransitive) To come together; to meet; to unite.
  2. (intransitive) To come together, as in one body or for a public purpose; to meet; to assemble.
  3. (transitive) To cause to assemble; to call together; to convoke.
  4. (transitive) To summon judicially to meet or appear.
  5. (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.


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