re·​unite | \ ˌrē-yu̇-ˈnīt \
reunited; reuniting; reunites

Definition of reunite

transitive verb

: to bring together again

intransitive verb

: to come together again : rejoin

Examples of reunite in a Sentence

The police reunited the woman and her son. We need a candidate who can reunite the party. The band reunited for a special concert.
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After years in development, the sequel should offer even more zany worlds to explore, and a chance to be reunited with your favorite characters. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "The 40 games we can’t wait to play in 2019," 26 Dec. 2018 The surprise visit happened on the same day as Meghan's trip to reunite with women at the Hubb Community Kitchen, with both duchesses wearing a similar shade of red. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Revealed a Secret About Her College Days During This Week's Solo Visit," 23 Nov. 2018 The government is under court order to reunite separated migrant children 5 and older, including Heyli, by July 26. Jay Root And Shannon Najmabadi, star-telegram, "'A very cruel punishment': Family split by 'zero tolerance' won't try to cross again," 10 July 2018 There were a lot of ups and downs during Sunday's episode of Outlander, which saw Brianna finally make it to America and reunite with Roger as Claire and Jamie chilled out just steps away none the wiser. Mehera Bonner, Harper's BAZAAR, "Outlander Just Aired One of Its Most Difficult-to-Watch Episodes," 24 Dec. 2018 Miraculously, the sequel, Men in Black II (2002), was just as good, and a Hollywood franchise was born, reuniting Smith and Jones one last time with Men in Black 3 in 2012. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Thor Ragnarok stars reunite, kick alien butt in MiB International trailer," 20 Dec. 2018 Per People, the original song debuted in 2000, and the foursome only reunited once, when Fallon hosted SNL in 2011. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Ariana Grande Recreated an Iconic 'Saturday Night Live' Sketch With Jimmy Fallon," 19 Dec. 2018 Suddenly, the possibility that their foster kids will leave their home and reunite with their birth mother is very real. Christy Tennant Krispin, Vox, "What Mark Wahlberg’s new movie Instant Family gets right and wrong about foster care," 29 Nov. 2018 Here’s hoping this dynamic duo gets to reunite onscreen again … maybe with their pants on this time. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Joey King Pantsed Her "Kissing Booth" Costar Joel Courtney," 13 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of reunite

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for reunite

Middle English, from Medieval Latin reunitus, past participle of reunire, from Latin re- + Late Latin unire to unite — more at unite

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English Language Learners Definition of reunite

: to bring (people or things) together again especially after they have been apart for a long time

: to be together again after being apart for a long time


re·​unite | \ ˌrē-yu̇-ˈnīt \
reunited; reuniting

Kids Definition of reunite

: to come or bring together again after being apart

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