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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Recent Examples on the Web The two sides are scheduled to reconvene in Washington on Feb. 13. Declan Walsh And Somini Sengupta Graphics By Jeremy White Photographs By Laura Boushnak, New York Times, "For Thousands of Years, Egypt Controlled the Nile. A New Dam Threatens That.," 9 Feb. 2020 The World Health Organization is expected to reconvene Thursday to reassess whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern, USA TODAY reported. Darcie Moran, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan-based airline Kalitta aids in Wuhan coronavirus evacuation," 29 Jan. 2020 With Parliament now set to reconvene earlier than Johnson had planned, there will be many more potential opportunities for politicians to tie the prime minister’s hands and dictate the shape of Brexit. Bloomberg, The Mercury News, "Boris Johnson urged to resign after Supreme Court rules suspension of Parliament was illegal," 24 Sep. 2019 Chief Justice John Roberts reconvened the Senate as a trial court at 4:04 p.m. in Washington, after three days of 10-minute floor speeches from senators. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, "Acquitted: Senate ends Trump impeachment saga with votes rejecting abuse of power and obstruction of Congress," 5 Feb. 2020 Not long after the Senate reconvened, a reporter tweeted that Alexander had sent a Senate page to McConnell’s desk with a note, which McConnell then read and put in the pocket of his suit jacket—without ever looking at Alexander. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, "The Senate Can Stop Pretending Now," 31 Jan. 2020 The Task Force will be reconvening in 90 days and expects to hear progress from the Academy by that time. Chris Eggertsen, Billboard, "Recording Academy Diversity Task Force Issues Blistering Statement in Wake of Deborah Dugan Allegations," 23 Jan. 2020 Shortly after the ruling, John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons, told reporters the House of Commons would reconvene on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. local time (6:30 a.m. ET). Aimee Lewis, CNN, "The suspension of UK Parliament has been ruled unlawful. Here's what happens next," 24 Sep. 2019 The Washington Post reported in December that the council would reconvene to cast a formal vote to remove Evans, who has served on the council for 27 years and currently represents Ward 2. USA TODAY, "Loveland valentines, crime scene towels, corn trail: News from around our 50 states," 9 Jan. 2020

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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 26 Feb. 2020.

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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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