re·​in·​te·​grate | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈin-tə-ˌgrāt \
reintegrated; reintegrating; reintegrates

Definition of reintegrate

transitive verb

: to integrate again into an entity : restore to unity

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Other Words from reintegrate

reintegration \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌin-​tə-​ˈgrā-​shən \ noun
reintegrative \ (ˌ)rē-​ˈin-​tə-​ˌgrā-​tiv \ adjective

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Fourteen million refugees from German territories incorporated by the Soviet Union and Poland were reintegrated quickly in the 1950s, along with those expelled from the rest of Eastern Europe. Josef Joffe, WSJ, "Is Germany Slouching Toward Weimar Again?," 23 Sep. 2018 Urbina, the current mayor, said the town is trying to encourage its residents to stay by supporting farmers with loans, creating a daycare center so mothers can work, and funding a center to help deportees reintegrate. Jim Wyss, miamiherald, "U.S. immigration hard-line spurs some would-be migrants in Honduras to think twice," 8 July 2018 Generally, Fenkel said, the days and weeks after leaving rehab are spent reintegrating into one's daily life — a process that can be stressful and require further treatment. Vera Papisova, Teen Vogue, "Demi Lovato Reportedly Left Rehab. What Happens Now?," 5 Nov. 2018 Under the peace accord with the FARC, combatants surrendered more than 7,000 weapons last year and began reintegrating into society. Juan Forero, WSJ, "Colombia, Seeking to Calm Storm, Denies It Is Investigating Ex-Rebel," 30 Apr. 2018 Of those who successfully reintegrated back into society, all had the support of family members, as well as friends and mentors. Julie Chernov Hwang, Washington Post, "New research shows why terrorists quit terrorism," 12 July 2018 Insurgents willing to lay down their arms and live under Assad's rule can join amnesty deals, and those who had left their military service would be reintegrated into the army within six months. Nabih Bulos,, "Rebels surrender southern Syrian enclave, handing Assad another major victory," 7 July 2018 The state has tried a variety of approaches to the challenge of reintegrating the predator amid people not used to living with them. Lynda V. Mapes, The Seattle Times, "Wolf researcher gets $300,000 to settle WSU lawsuit," 14 May 2018 The government is also rolling out economic aid and development programs and setting up offices, including in Yoro, to help deportees reintegrate into society, rather than risk a return trip to the United States. Jim Wyss, miamiherald, "U.S. immigration hard-line spurs some would-be migrants in Honduras to think twice," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of reintegrate

1570, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for reintegrate

Medieval Latin reintegratus, past participle of reintegrare to renew, reinstate, from Latin re- + integrare to integrate

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