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 The Senate adjourned shortly after 2 a.m. Friday, and is scheduled to reconvene later in the morning. Grace Segers, CBS News, "Senate votes to kick off marathon debate over $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill," 5 Mar. 2021 The Senate is not scheduled to reconvene until Jan. 19, however, which will make the first opportunity to consider the article in the Senate one hour after Trump leaves office. Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner, "'Crime scene': One week after attack, House Democrats open Trump impeachment debate," 13 Jan. 2021 Now with peace talks scheduled to reconvene on Jan. 5, the details of what’s being negotiated next remain murky. New York Times, "What to Know as Troubled Afghan Peace Talks Enter a New Phase," 1 Jan. 2021 Congress and the Supreme Court went into recess in July 1864 and was not scheduled to reconvene until Dec. 5, according to the U.S. Senate website. Chelsey Cox, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Harris' statement on Lincoln's Supreme Court nomination misses key details," 13 Oct. 2020 Further clarity from federal officials is not expected until at least April 23, when the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is scheduled to reconvene. Erika Edwards, NBC News, "'We can't afford to miss it': Doctors on alert for rare blood clots linked to J&J vaccine," 16 Apr. 2021 Talks set to reconvene in Vienna later this week between Tehran and six world powers, including the United States. Washington Post, "Iran plans major jump in uranium enrichment after Natanz site attack," 13 Apr. 2021 UConn held 12 of a possible 15 practices and will reconvene in the summer. Shawn Mcfarland,, "UConn football adds Florida Atlantic to 2024 and 2026 schedule," 6 Apr. 2021 The trial will not take place during the Sabbath, from Friday at 5 p.m. or on Saturday and would reconvene on Sunday, February 14. Grace Segers, CBS News, "What to expect at Trump's second impeachment trial," 9 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of reconvene

circa 1650, in the meaning defined above

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13 May 2021

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“Reconvene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 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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