congress


congress
noun
1 large formal meeting/series of meetings
ADJECTIVE
international, national, world
annual
party
extraordinary
full
VERB + CONGRESS
attend

Three hundred delegates attended the party congress.

address
convene, hold
organize
open

The general secretary opened the congress on global warming.

close
CONGRESS + VERB
take place
adopt sth, agree to sth, approve sth

The congress agreed to the tax-cutting package.

call for sth
elect sb
vote
CONGRESS + NOUN
attendee, delegate, participant

We wanted to offer the congress participants a greater diversity of content.

PREPOSITION
at a/the congress

We met again at the annual congress.

congress on

a congress on language in education

2 Congress (in the US and some other countries) group of people elected to make laws
ADJECTIVE
Democratic, Republican

The Republican congress applauded this news enthusiastically.

VERB + CONGRESS
call

The committee will call a national congress of 1 000 delegates.

suspend

President Fujimori suspended Congress and the judiciary.

dissolve

Within two years of coming to power, he dissolved Congress and the courts.

go to

They will have to go to Congress to get the money.

take sth to

Outraged, he took his case to Congress.

CONGRESS + VERB
approve sth, authorize sth

Congress approved most of the new powers.

Congress authorized $18 billion to launch the program.

enact sth, mandate sth (AmE), pass sth

Congress passed a series of important measures.

Congress annually enacts legislation to fund NASA.

reject sth
consider sth, debate sth

Congress is currently considering legislation that would authorize the US nuclear weapons laboratories to study new types of nuclear weapons.

Congress debated the issue at length.

vote

Congress voted to delay a decision.

appropriate sth (AmE)

Congress appropriated $75 million for the program.

adjourn

Congress adjourned for the year without approving an economic stimulus package.

CONGRESS + NOUN
member
leader
PREPOSITION
in congress

The liberals in Congress felt the reforms did not go far enough.

PHRASES
a member of Congress
a session of Congress

legislation for the next session of Congress

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  • Congress — Con gress, n.; pl. {Congresses}. [L. congressus, fr. congredi, p. p. gressus, to go or come together; con + grati to go or step, gradus step: cf. F. congr?s. See {Grade}.] 1. A meeting of individuals, whether friendly or hostile; an encounter.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Congress — con·gress n [Latin congressus meeting, encounter, from congredi to approach, meet] 1: a formal meeting of delegates 2 a: the supreme legislative body of a nation and esp. a republic b cap: the legislative branch of the United States government;… …   Law dictionary

  • congress — con‧gress [ˈkɒŋgres ǁ ˈkɑːŋgrs] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] a formal meeting of representatives of different groups, countries etc, to discuss ideas, give information, and make decisions: • the annual congress of the miners union 2.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Congress — Congress, AZ U.S. Census Designated Place in Arizona Population (2000): 1717 Housing Units (2000): 1070 Land area (2000): 37.637348 sq. miles (97.480279 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.031384 sq. miles (0.081284 sq. km) Total area (2000): 37.668732… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Congress (A) — was a political party founded by A. K. Antony when he split from the Indian National Congress (Urs) a splinter group of the Indian National Congress. The party was primarily active in Kerala. The party merged with the Congress(I) in 1982.… …   Wikipedia

  • Congress — est une census designated place (CDP) située dans le comté de Yavapai dans l État de l Arizona aux États Unis. La population y était de 1 717 habitants lors du recensement de 2000. Congress est une ville fantôme, ancien camp minier d or, qui …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Congress, AZ — U.S. Census Designated Place in Arizona Population (2000): 1717 Housing Units (2000): 1070 Land area (2000): 37.637348 sq. miles (97.480279 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.031384 sq. miles (0.081284 sq. km) Total area (2000): 37.668732 sq. miles (97 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Congress, OH — U.S. village in Ohio Population (2000): 192 Housing Units (2000): 68 Land area (2000): 0.166342 sq. miles (0.430825 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.166342 sq. miles (0.430825 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • congress — c.1400, body of attendants; also meeting of armed forces (mid 15c.); main modern sense of coming together of people, a meeting is from 1520s; from L. congressus a friendly meeting; a hostile encounter, pp. of congredi meet with, fight with, from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • congress — ► NOUN 1) a formal meeting or series of meetings between delegates. 2) (Congress) a national legislative body, especially that of the US. 3) the action of coming together. DERIVATIVES congressional adjective. ORIGIN Latin congressus, from… …   English terms dictionary

  • Congress — Congress, vom lateinischen Worte congredi, zusammentreten, nennt man eine Versammlung von Fürsten oder deren Gesandten zur Besprechung eines gemeinschaftlichen Interesse. Erst seit den letzten 20 Jahren ist diese Benennung allgemeiner geworden.… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon


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