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

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 reconvenesElizabeth Drew

Examples of reconvene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some Republicans -- and Democrats -- would like to simply give McHenry more power to reconvene the House and get on with the routine business of governing. Compiled By Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 24 Oct. 2023 Amid signs of restlessness from prominent SAG-AFTRA members such as George Clooney, the sides reconvened Oct. 24 and have been in steady communication ever since. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 2 Nov. 2023 The performers union, SAG-AFTRA, and the alliance representing the entertainment companies planned to reconvene Friday in their latest round of negotiations. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 27 Oct. 2023 The trial will be reconvened Wednesday morning so jury selection can be finished. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, 3 Oct. 2023 The two sides negotiated throughout Thursday night and into Friday morning, and reconvened in the early afternoon in a push to secure a deal, people with knowledge of the talks said. Mike Colias, WSJ, 27 Oct. 2023 The House will reconvene on Thursday, with a third vote possible sometime after 12 p.m. David Sivak, Washington Examiner, 18 Oct. 2023 Republicans adjourned the House on Wednesday evening and were set to reconvene at noon on Thursday to find a way forward. Catie Edmondson, New York Times, 18 Oct. 2023 Sunday’s finale, made up mostly of footage shot since production reconvened in 2020, finds Lipman-Stern reunited with Pespas to finish the job. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 28 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1650, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reconvene was circa 1650

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“Reconvene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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