re·​uni·​fy (ˌ)rē-ˈyü-nə-ˌfī How to pronounce reunify (audio)
reunified; reunifying

transitive + intransitive

: to unify again : to bring (people or things) or to be brought into a unit or a coherent whole after a period of separation
reunifying families that were separated in the war
reunified the children with their families
Of the four countries divided by World War II and the Cold War, Vietnam was the first to reunify.Foreign Affairs
reunification noun
the reunification of Germany

Examples of reunify in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But while their desire for an alternative is understandable, once the country was reunified under communism, retribution against the South was fast and harsh. Nick Hilden, Washington Post, 14 Apr. 2024 Both men believe the Koreas will reunify, and that preparations must begin now, by studying North Korea’s internal changes carefully and preparing the South Korean public in its views of North Korea and its people. Michelle Lee, Washington Post, 5 Apr. 2024 China has vowed to reunify Taiwan with the mainland, politically. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 22 Jan. 2024 Also left out are Vena’s outbursts in court, which a judge and his own former attorney warned would hurt his efforts to be reunified with the child. Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times, 4 Mar. 2024 Two open-wheel series were not sustainable and in 2008 reunified for what is now IndyCar. Jenna Fryer, Quartz, 27 Feb. 2024 The harder North and South Korea work to reunify, the more entrenched their separation seems to become. Andrew J. Nathan, Foreign Affairs, 20 Feb. 2024 Passing the test for these language-learners could mean a green card, a medical school admission or the chance to reunify with family abroad. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Feb. 2024 China has long claimed sovereignty over the island and has vowed to reunify it with the rest of the mainland by 2027. The Week Staff, theweek, 14 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reunify was in 1879

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“Reunify.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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