Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To cause to assemble in a meeting; convene. synonym: call.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To call together; summon to meet; assemble by summons.
  • To call or draw in by claim or demand; appropriate as a right or power; claim as appertaining.
  • = Syn. 1. Invite, Summon, etc. See call.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To call together; to summon to meet; to assemble by summons.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To convene, to cause to assemble for a meeting.
  • verb To call together.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb call together

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French convoquer, from Old French, from Latin convocāre : com-, com- + vocāre, to call; see wekw- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin convocare, from con- ("with") + vocō ("to call")

Examples

  • The result is a rare demonstration of the theater's power to convoke and communicate; I left the play feeling that no amount of material encroachment could stifle humanity.

    Eamon Murphy: Theater Review: Jerusalem

  • The result is a rare demonstration of the theater's power to convoke and communicate; I left the play feeling that no amount of material encroachment could stifle humanity.

    Eamon Murphy: Theater Review: Jerusalem

  • BUENOS AIRES—Moves by Hugo Moyano, the powerful boss of the national truckers union, to convoke, and then suddenly cancel, a national transportation strike, represent an unmistakable warning to the government of President Cristina Kirchner, analysts said.

    Argentina Unions Call Off Strike

  • In his decision to convoke the Council, Pope John XXIII had wished the Church to be prepared for the new world that was emerging in the aftermath of the disastrous events of the Second World War.

    Archbishop Ranjith's Foreword to "True Development of the Liturgy"

  • The result is a rare demonstration of the theater's power to convoke and communicate; I left the play feeling that no amount of material encroachment could stifle humanity.

    Eamon Murphy: Theater Review: Jerusalem

  • The result is a rare demonstration of the theater's power to convoke and communicate; I left the play feeling that no amount of material encroachment could stifle humanity.

    Eamon Murphy: Theater Review: Jerusalem

  • That would be a great selling-point to the state legislatures for a demand to convoke a constitutional convention.

    Obamacare and the states

  • Second, there had never been a single leader, a paraibo, with the power to convoke the whole tribe.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

  • We call for the immediate return to democratic institutions, to convoke an extraordinary session of the General Assembly (GA), to defend institutions in Honduras.

    Laura Carlsen: Live Blog: OAS Session on Honduran Coup

  • He went through the conflicts leading up to the coup, particularly the decision to consult the population on voting in November elections on whether to convoke a Constitutional Assembly and noted that his Law of Citizen Participation gave the people the power to be consulted on major decisions and was a critical step to "pass from a representative democracy to a participatory democracy."

    Laura Carlsen: Zelaya Tells Mexicans Obama Can Turn Back Coup "In Five Minutes"

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