verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of adjourn
OTHER WORDS FROM adjournpre·ad·journ, verbre·ad·journ, verbun·ad·journed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH adjournadjoin, adjourn
Words nearby adjourn
How to use adjourn in a sentence
Before adjourning, the outgoing members got through the consent agenda as well as items certifying the election results and mid-year capital improvement project budget adjustments, said Dave Rolland, the City Council communications director.Morning Report: The Faulconer Doctrine on Homelessness, Explained|Voice of San Diego|December 9, 2020|Voice of San Diego
As the Senate adjourned Monday for a pre-election break, senators left the Capitol—very likely taking any hopes of an imminent stimulus agreement with them.Stimulus update: As Senate adjourns, hopes for a pre-election stimulus agreement evaporate|Anne Sraders|October 27, 2020|Fortune
Results of the investigation were not ready for lawmakers before the Legislature adjourned in March due to the coronavirus.Maine Hires Lawyers With Criminal Records to Defend Its Poorest Residents|by Samantha Hogan, The Maine Monitor, with data analysis by Agnel Philip|October 6, 2020|ProPublica
It comes with the House days away from adjourning through the election, and with the two sides still at odds on key issues including aid to cities and states, liability protections for businesses, and the overall cost of the bill.Pelosi, Mnuchin meet on economic relief deal as both sides express optimism|Erica Werner, Jeff Stein, Rachael Bade|September 30, 2020|Washington Post
Congress is supposed to adjourn at the end of next week through the election, although lawmakers could be called back to vote on a deal.Pelosi abruptly shifts course, restarts relief push amid signs economy is straining|Erica Werner, Rachael Bade|September 24, 2020|Washington Post
[H]e may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper.
Boehner turned the vote to adjourn into a proxy battle over the tax cuts, and Speaker Pelosi won by a mere 210 votes to 209.
The thought of making anything good enough to sell was inspiring, and they worked with a will till it was time to adjourn.The Story of the Big Front Door|Mary Finley Leonard
Now, without further comment, I move that this Congress adjourn sine die.
Now, I am going to propose that when you adjourn, it be to meet at Court Square, to-morrow morning at nine o'clock.The Trial of Theodore Parker|Theodore Parker
I move that the Conference adjourn until half-past seven o'clock this evening.
The motion to adjourn was agreed to; ayes 17, noes 3, and the Conference adjourned.
British Dictionary definitions for adjourn
- to move elsewherelet's adjourn to the kitchen
- to stop work