convene vs convoke what difference

what is difference between convene and convoke

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French convenir, from Latin convenio, convenire (come together).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɒn.vɪin/, /kənˈvɪin/

Verb

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.
    • In short-sighted men [] the rays converge and convene in the eyes before they come at the bottom.
  2. (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.
    • Faint, underneath, the household fowls convene.
  3. (transitive) To cause to assemble; to call together; to convoke.
  4. (transitive) To summon judicially to meet or appear.

Synonyms

  • to meet
  • to assemble
  • to congregate
  • to collect
  • to unite
  • to summon
  • to convoke

Derived terms

  • convener, convenor
  • reconvene
  • unconvene

Related terms

  • convention

Translations



English

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French convoquer, from Latin convocare, from con- (with) + vocō (to call). Doublet of convocate.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kənˈvoʊk/
  • Rhymes: -əʊk

Verb

convoke (third-person singular simple present convokes, present participle convoking, simple past and past participle convoked)

  1. (transitive) To convene, to cause to assemble for a meeting.
  2. To call together.

Derived terms

  • convocation

Related terms

  • invoke

Translations


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