convene

Word family noun convener verb convene
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconvenecon‧vene /kənˈviːn/ ●○○ AWL verb [intransitive, transitive] ARRANGE A MEETING, EVENT ETCif a group of people convene, or someone convenes them, they come together, especially for a formal meeting a report by experts convened by the National Institutes of Health→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
conveneThere were only a few dozen synagogues and fewer rabbis, yet the synod took two decades to convene.With no parliament, the board can not convene.His plan to convene a summer political convention drawing together individuals and groups who organized the Million Man March.When the Democrats convene in Chicago later this month, they will try to equal or surpass the Republican hyperbole.If the Bundestag is unable to convene, legislative power goes to a joint committee of the Bundestag and Bundesrat.It was announced on Oct. 25 that the National Assembly would convene on Nov. 4.A board was convened to judge the design competition.
From King Business Dictionaryconvenecon‧vene /kənˈviːn/ verb [intransitive, transitive] if a group of people convenes, or if someone convenes them, they come together for a formal meetingThe conference established five committees which would convene in April or May.It will be necessary to convene a meeting of shareholders.→ See Verb tableOrigin convene (1400-1500) French convenir to come together, from Latin convenire; CONVENIENT