call (a group) together

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call (a group) together

To ask people to gather, typically to discuss a specific topic or issue. The boss has called us together to discuss the discrepancies in the latest budget report. Do you know why Josh called everyone together tonight?
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call someone together

to request that people come together for a meeting. Please call everyone together and we'll discuss this. I called all the players together.
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A GREAT CITY was besieged, and its inhabitants were called together to consider the best means of protecting it from the enemy.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
The official organs of the world allude to it, if at all, as an unimportant gathering called together to discuss certain frontier questions with which England had nothing to do.
On the receipt of your favor of the 6th instant, addressed to the Observatory of Cambridge in the name of the members of the Baltimore Gun Club, our staff was immediately called together, and it was judged expedient to reply as follows:
'The Portas have dealt me this blow,' I said; and, forthwith, I went to the woods, and there I called together all the men whom I had ever served, --do you hear me, Bonaparte?--and we marched to the vineyard of the Portas.
The golden feather was brought to the king in the morning, and all the council was called together. Everyone agreed that it was worth more than all the wealth of the kingdom: but the king said, 'One feather is of no use to me, I must have the whole bird.'
If all zealous Protestants had been publicly urged to join an association for the avowed purpose of singing a hymn or two occasionally, and hearing some indifferent speeches made, and ultimately of petitioning Parliament not to pass an act for abolishing the penal laws against Roman Catholic priests, the penalty of perpetual imprisonment denounced against those who educated children in that persuasion, and the disqualification of all members of the Romish church to inherit real property in the United Kingdom by right of purchase or descent,--matters so far removed from the business and bosoms of the mass, might perhaps have called together a hundred people.
Elton are by situation called together; you belong to one another by every circumstance of your respective homes.
that he would not that brethren be called together in council, save at the will and command of the Master; leaving it free to us, as to those more worthy fathers who have preceded us in this our office, to judge, as well of the occasion as of the time and place in which a chapter of the whole Order, or of any part thereof, may be convoked.
Then we called together upon the flag-ship all our captains, to give the affair greater weight and dignity, and all the principal men of Luana.
The old man shook his head, but Harold had already called together his clear practical sense, which for an instant in the presence of this frightful blow had deserted him.
Query here: When a small sum of money is missing in a household, and the servants in general are called together to be informed of the circumstance, what do we think of the one servant in particular who speaks first, and who says, 'Do you suspect me?
For International Day Against Drug Abuse, DFT called together several groups for "Drug Abuse: Preventing It Together," where police, educators and neighbors spoke about solutions for the city.
The song called Together We Stand features the secondary school's pop choir Urban Voice and is currently number 26 in the Itunes Songs Chart.
Date: Station gardening guru Louis Wall, who was recently named gardener of the year at Gardening Scotland, called together 16 volunteers from the South West Railways Adopters Gardening Group for refreshments and to meet each other.