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 Muñoz said lifeguards were expected to suspend their search and recovery efforts around 8 p.m. Tuesday, when the sun set, and then reconvene Wednesday morning. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 June 2022 Now, local officials will need to reconvene to craft a new measure to be considered by state lawmakers and a future governor elected this fall. Taylor Seely, The Arizona Republic, 6 July 2022 These kinds of bills could be proposed even before state legislatures reconvene for their regular 2023 legislative sessions, said Arkansas state Sen. Jason Rapert. Caroline Kitchener, Devlin Barrett, Anchorage Daily News, 30 June 2022 These kinds of bills could be proposed even before state legislatures reconvene for their regular 2023 legislative sessions, said Arkansas state Sen. Jason Rapert (R). Devlin Barrett, Washington Post, 29 June 2022 Districts are already in place for the Aug. 2 special legislative election and Republicans on the commission have refused to reconvene. cleveland, 29 June 2022 The group will reconvene in two weeks to review potential updates to OSHA COVID-19 policy. Matt Ott, Star Tribune, 19 May 2021 Raleigh: The Legislature will reconvene briefly starting Wednesday to propose spending leftover federal COVID-19 relief funds to reach the pockets of parents, the unemployed and poll workers. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 2 Sep. 2020 The legislature is scheduled to reconvene after the November general elections, which are expected to be favorable to Republicans. Jake Zuckerman, The Enquirer, 13 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of reconvene

circa 1650, in the meaning defined above

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“Reconvene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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