Part of speech: verb

To call together; summon.

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Usage examples "convoke":

  1. The Regent had been forbidden, by her brother, to convoke the states- general; a body which the Prince of Orange, sustained by Berghen, Montigny, and other nobles, was desirous of having assembled. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.
  2. My sentence hear: with stern distaste avow'd, To their own districts drive the suitor- crowd; When next the morning warms the purple east, Convoke the peerage, and the gods attest; The sorrows of your inmost soul relate; And form sure plans to save the sinking state. - "The Odyssey of Homer", Homer, translated by Alexander Pope.
  3. More than that, Brother Elias exacted absolute obedience from all his subordinates; naming and removing the provincial ministers according to his personal views, he neglected to convoke the chapter- general, and sent his emissaries under the name of visitors into all the provinces to secure the execution of his orders. - "Life of St. Francis of Assisi", Paul Sabatier.