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Aug 06 2019 21

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.