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

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 1 Dec. 2022.

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