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with Anu Garg

convoke

PRONUNCIATION:
(kuhn-VOHK)

MEANING:
verb tr.:
To call together for a meeting.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin convocare (call together), from con- (together) + vocare (to call), from vox (voice).

USAGE:
"They insist that Mr Zelaya violated the constitution by trying to convoke a constituent assembly which they fear might have prolonged his term."
Post-coup Honduras; The Economist (London, UK); Jul 9 2009.

See more usage examples of convoke in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Books written out of fire give me a great deal of pleasure. You get the sense that the world for these writers could not have continued if the book hadn't been written. When you come across a book like that it is a privilege. -Hisham Matar, author (b. 1970)

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