re·​unite ˌrē-yu̇-ˈnīt How to pronounce reunite (audio)
reunited; reuniting; reunites

transitive verb

: to bring together again

intransitive verb

: to come together again : rejoin

Example Sentences

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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Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of reunite was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Reunite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

Kids Definition


re·​unite ˌrē-yu̇-ˈnīt How to pronounce reunite (audio)
: to come or bring together again after a separation
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