re·​con·​nect (ˌ)rē-kə-ˈnekt How to pronounce reconnect (audio)
reconnected; reconnecting; reconnects

transitive + intransitive

: to connect again
The project … is reconnecting a road that was buried after a massive landslide …Juan Reyes
The organization also hosts family workshops that allow returning servicemen and women to reconnect with their children through woodworking projects such as bird houses.Deborah Sullivan Brennan

Examples of reconnect in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The actors and friends will reconnect on the interview podcast, joined by a list of celebrity guests. Todd Spangler, Variety, 9 May 2024 Restoring power, clearing debris Still, utility crews were scrambling early Wednesday to reconnect electricity to tens of thousands of homes, promising that most would have electricity restored by midnight, although many would still be without power Thursday — and perhaps beyond that. Kylie Martin, Detroit Free Press, 8 May 2024 In that one, Jones breaks up with Darcy (once again played by Firth) and goes to Thailand, only to briefly reconnect with Cleaver (played by Grant) and end up in a Thai prison, erroneously accused of drug smuggling. Julie Tremaine, Peoplemag, 4 May 2024 Gunna reconnects with frequent collaborator Turbo for a slippery chorus, which Turbo tells Billboard is inspired by a six-figure wire transfer the rapper received to perform at a private party. Michael Saponara, Billboard, 3 May 2024 And in the same way, Hillman said, the removal of dams offers people throughout the region a chance to reconnect with the river and each other. Ian James, Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2024 Following a dark few months, a friend suggested that Ritchson and his wife, Cat, head to Las Vegas on an adventure to reconnect as a couple — and do MDMA. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Apr. 2024 Since the era of social distancing, a desire to reconnect with friends and family has led to more ambitious group trips. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 2 Apr. 2024 In the body of his younger self, Mike reconnects with Scarlet (Leslie Mann), his high-school sweetheart who now wants a divorce, and their two teens (Michelle Trachtenberg and Sterling Knight). Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, 17 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1700, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reconnect was in 1700

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“Reconnect.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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