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 Baltimore’s spending board had to reconvene to hear items from its agenda Wednesday after city officials incorrectly advertised the panel’s first virtual session of the day. Emily Opilo,, 2 June 2021 Several lawmakers are expected to reconvene Friday to decide who will replace Rep. Liz Cheney as the chair of the House Republican Conference. Editors, USA TODAY, 14 May 2021 Cahill dismissed prospective jurors after a hearing but planned to reconvene Monday afternoon and warned jurors to be prepared to return Tuesday. Los Angeles Times, 8 Mar. 2021 Protest organizers then called on crowds to reconvene about an hour later. Niharika Mandhana, WSJ, 28 Feb. 2021 The Senate is out of session until Tuesday, but Democrats were angling to find a way to reconvene by using an emergency procedure to overrule a requirement that all 99 sitting Senators agree. Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner, 13 Jan. 2021 The board did not reconvene after the second recess, canceling the meeting. Renata Cló, The Arizona Republic, 18 May 2021 The members will reconvene next April 23 to issue a recommendation. Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times, 16 Apr. 2021 Instead, the committee will reconvene in the next 7 to 10 days, hopefully with more information about the vaccine’s safety and risk. Katie Jennings, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of reconvene

circa 1650, in the meaning defined above

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6 Jun 2021

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“Reconvene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 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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