reconnect

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

Definition of reconnect

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

First Known Use of reconnect

1700, in the meaning defined above

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“Reconnect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reconnect. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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