re·​con·​vene | \ ˌrē-kən-ˈvēn How to pronounce reconvene (audio) \
reconvened; reconvening

Definition of reconvene

transitive + intransitive

: to convene again reconvene a meeting A federal jury reconvened today for a second day of deliberations …— Edward B. Havens … the negotiators would come back in late August or early September, before Congress reconvenes— Elizabeth Drew

Examples of reconvene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once measures were ready, the House would reconvene the week after Thanksgiving to review and adopt them. John Haughey, Washington Examiner, "Missouri Senate COVID-19 spike postpones special session," 17 Nov. 2020 The board could reconvene in a special meeting next week to vote publicly on Barron. Ben Brasch, ajc, "EXCLUSIVE: Fulton board makes ‘invalid’ vote to fire elections director," 12 Feb. 2021 At the request of Mr. Trump's lawyers, there will be no trial proceedings during the Sabbath, between Friday after 5 p.m. or on Saturday, and the trial would reconvene Sunday afternoon, according to the person familiar. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, "Trump impeachment lawyers call on Senate to reject "brazen political act" in new filing," 8 Feb. 2021 The trial would reconvene Sunday afternoon, which is Valentine’s Day. Lisa Mascaro And,, "Trump lawyers blast impeachment trial as ‘political theater’ in brief," 8 Feb. 2021 That break is nearly over with classes starting on Monday, so the football program — players, coaches, and all — will reconvene on campus next week. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, "How Ty Jordan’s death impacted Ute student athletes: ‘Overwhelming to consider’," 15 Jan. 2021 For now, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell controls the schedule, under which the Senate will not fully reconvene for business until Jan. 19. Deirdre Shesgreen, USA TODAY, "Live politics updates: Biden picks Jaime Harrison, who lost 2020 bid to unseat Lindsey Graham, to head DNC," 15 Jan. 2021 Texas lawmakers will reconvene this week with a less-dire budget outlook than first expected, buoyed by federal relief dollars and rebounding sales tax revenue amid the coronavirus pandemic state Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced Monday., "Express Briefing: What loss of smell tells us about COVID’s effect on the brain," 12 Jan. 2021 The Senate is not scheduled to reconvene until Tuesday, the eve of Inauguration Day, two weeks after supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol as lawmakers were meeting to affirm Biden's election victory. Arkansas Online, "Vice President-elect Harris to resign her Senate seat Monday," 18 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of reconvene

circa 1650, in the meaning defined above

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2 Mar 2021

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“Reconvene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of reconvene

: to meet again after a break
: to cause (a group of people) to meet again after a break

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