re·​as·​sem·​ble (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈsem-bəl How to pronounce reassemble (audio)
reassembled; reassembling; reassembles
transitive : to assemble (something) again : to bring or put together the parts of (something) again
reassemble a committee
Internet traffic is broken up into small chunks of data called "packets" that travel through the wires separately and then are reassembled by the computer or mobile device that's receiving them.David Choffnes
intransitive : to come together again : to assemble again
San Francisco has a bye this week during which most of the healthy players will leave town until the team reassembles next Monday.Matt Barrows

Examples of reassemble in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some users also unscrew the hopper, remove the burr and the rubber ring, and do another vacuum, brush, or wipe down with a wet cloth of those parts before reassembling and brewing. Christina Manian, Rdn, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 July 2023 Once everything is completely dry, reassemble the humidifier. Replace and clean the filter as needed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 12 July 2023 Luckily they’re labeled for whomever eventually reassembles the vehicle. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 7 July 2023 When Merlin shows up at the Cookie Club (a run-down showroom in desperate need of saving), Luther gets one look at the kid’s bulge and decides to reassemble the Chocolate Chips. Peter Debruge, Variety, 17 Aug. 2023 The show puts you in the shoes of the archaeologists themselves, with interactive components that invite you to touch ancient glass, hold glass-making tools, and try your hand at reassembling shattered vessels. Elle Decor Editors, ELLE Decor, 13 June 2023 At the Wood Street Commons, a small group of former residents recently gathered to figure out how to reassemble their fragmented world. Livia Albeck-Ripka, New York Times, 30 July 2023 With the collapse of AT&T under David Dorman in 2005, Southwestern Bell (SBC), one of the regional Bell companies, took over the name and assets of the former parent company, reassembling half of the old Bell system. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Fortune, 24 July 2023 The vehicle is then reassembled, with upgrades in place of the original parts where appropriate. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, 14 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of reassemble was in the 15th century

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“Reassemble.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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