Convoke is a verb that means to call together or summon.
Our word of the day combines the prefix C-O-N meaning ‘together’ with the Latin vocare (vo CAR ay) which means ‘call.’Convoke is typically used in a formal sense. A person is more likely to convoke a meeting or a council than, say, a party.
We knew something important was happening when the head of the department convoked an emergency conference. The need to summon those people urgently indicated something dire.