reconvene

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

Definition of reconvene

: 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

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The group — which is considering many potential reforms, including allowing players who meet certain academic benchmarks to transfer immediately — is planning to receive feedback from spring conference meetings and reconvene in June. Aaron Reiss, kansascity, "Some SEC football coaches aren't happy about potential grad transfer rule change," 29 May 2018 All of this, along with inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright’s innovative Prairie School designs, the boom of the Space Age, and a desire to reconvene with nature were the key elements that influenced the Mid-Century Modern movement. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "This Is Why Millennials Love Mid-Century Modern Homes So Much," 7 Dec. 2018 After five years, graduates reconvene for two refresher courses. Elisabeth Braw, WSJ, "Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Military-Industrial Complex," 2 Jan. 2019 Nevertheless, the Pelosi era, which began more than a decade ago, is extremely likely to continue when Congress reconvenes in January. Ella Nilsen, Vox, "As Nancy Pelosi prepares to make her speakership official, her opponents want to know her exit strategy," 29 Nov. 2018 The House budget committee will meet Tuesday morning to discuss Parson’s budget vetoes and whether any should be overturned when lawmakers reconvene in September for a veto session. Jason Hancock, kansascity, "Hospitals fear Parson budget cut could endanger stroke, heart attack, trauma patients," 13 July 2018 Fishtown residents will be asked to vote on the proposal at the August meeting, presumably so the rezoning bill is ready to go when City Council reconvenes in September. Inga Saffron, Philly.com, "Will a new riverfront concert venue close the gap between Fishtown and the Delaware - or widen it?," 28 June 2018 The commission will issue salary recommendations by Dec. 10, which will become law unless the Legislature reconvenes at the Capitol and votes to block them. Jimmy Vielkind, WSJ, "Commission Mulls Raises for Cuomo and New York Lawmakers," 20 Nov. 2018 In the weeks before the General Assembly would reconvene to try again, Northam pulled out the stops. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, "How a reshaped Virginia legislature learned to love Medicaid expansion," 4 June 2018

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circa 1650, in the meaning defined above

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reconvene

verb

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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