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convene a congress Does "convened a congress" mean "constituted a group" or "participated a meeting"? Was this congress some kind of meeting and conference or a group? Sentence: In June 1941, a group of radical artists and writers convened a congress in New York in defence of art against fascism. It was called American Artists' Congress.
Sep 9, 2018 10:16 AM
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Convened means arranged/organised a meeting. It's unclear how big the group actually was. Using the words 'convened' and 'congress' can make a small group sound larger than it really was, and I suspect that is the intention here. 'Congress' is usually only used for larger groups.
September 9, 2018
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