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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This Friday morning, Mr. Guajardo, Ms. Freeland, and their American counterpart, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, are scheduled to reunite to sign that pact, rebranded the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Santiago Pérez, WSJ, "In Nafta Rewrite, Canada Took Cue From Mexico: Make a Big Concession," 29 Nov. 2018 Single-handedly proving that exes can totally be friends and leave all drama at the door, Serena and rapper Common reunited for a good cause—to attend a charity event together in Chicago. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Serena Williams Walked the Red Carpet With Her Ex-Boyfriend For a Great Reason," 31 Oct. 2018 Despite working on different projects, the two recently reunited at various fan conventions, including FanExpo Canada just last month. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "“The Vampire Diaries” Star Ian Somerhalder Posted a Throwback Photo and Paul Wesley Had the Best Response," 18 Oct. 2018 Although the novel on which the book is based doesn’t have a sequel, the film left out a lot of the book’s final scenes, which are set years into the future and see Elio and Oliver reuniting in America after falling out of touch for a long time. Emma Dibdin, Town & Country, "Call Me By Your Name," 17 Oct. 2018 The gist: The Mystery Gang—Fred, Shaggy, Daphne, Velma, and Scooby, too—reunite on Spooky Island to investigate paranormal activity at the popular spring break hangout. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, "16 Classic Halloween Movies You Can Stream Right Now," 17 Oct. 2018 The former couple is expected to reunite at their daughter's wedding on October 12, 2018. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Who Are Princess Eugenie's Parents, Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew?," 12 Oct. 2018 In a court filing, ACLU attorneys argued that several federal agencies failed to meet a Tuesday deadline set by U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw to reunite the first group of children, those under age 5. Alan Gomez, USA TODAY, "ACLU: Trump administration should pay counseling for separated families," 12 July 2018 And during the walkabout near Auckland's Viaduct Harbour, Meghan reunited with someone very special. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Was so Surprised to Reunite with Someone Special on the Royal Tour in New Zealand," 30 Oct. 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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