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

Examples of reconvene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Asked when the Senate might reconvene in the New Year, McConnell didn't answer directly. NBC News, "McConnell talks timeline," 10 Dec. 2019 Backers hope to revive the bill when lawmakers reconvene for February’s short session. oregonlive, "Age discrimination: Intel investigation drags on for years, worker protections lag," 8 Dec. 2019 For a team that has been to the postseason two years in a row for the first time since 1981-82, there are many personnel decisions to be made before the Brewers reconvene at American Family Fields of Phoenix in February. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "After an abrupt end to their postseason, the Brewers face important personnel decisions for 2020," 2 Oct. 2019 Hours after her testimony, Sen. Rich Draheim, R-Madison Lake, announced he’ll propose legislation to split up the agency when the Legislature reconvenes this winter. Dave Orrick, Twin Cities, "New human services commissioner makes 4 promises for first 90 days," 4 Sep. 2019 The tour reunited Guns N’ Roses members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagen, who -- before reconvening in 2016, hadn't played a show together since 1993. Eric Frankenberg, Billboard, "Guns N' Roses Wrap 'Not in This Lifetime… Tour': $584 Million; 5.4 Million Tickets," 22 Nov. 2019 Nuggets Ink podcast host Matt Schubert and beat writer Mike Singer reconvene to hash out a concerning start to the 2019-20 season for the Denver Nuggets. Mike Singer, The Denver Post, "Nuggets Ink Podcast: What’s going on with Nikola Jokic?," 7 Nov. 2019 Legislators wrapped up three days of work this week and will reconvene in mid-November for a final three days. Lisa Donovan,, "The Spin: As Mayor Lightfoot, teachers union reach a Halloween Accord, Rahm Emanuel eats oatmeal," 30 Oct. 2019 Malzahn also gave the team 48 hours off as part of fall break, which Nix used to return home and decompress on Friday and Saturday before the team reconvened Sunday with its focus solely on Arkansas. Tom Green |, al, "Bo Nix’s confidence unshaken after struggles against Florida," 15 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of reconvene

circa 1650, in the meaning defined above

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13 Dec 2019

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“Reconvene.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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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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