re·​unite | \ ˌrē-yu̇-ˈnīt How to pronounce reunite (audio) \
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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Recent Examples on the Web His wife, Julianna, who is still in Burma, is set to reunite with him in Detroit. The Associated. Press, Arkansas Online, 17 Nov. 2021 His wife, Julianna, who is still in Myanmar, is set to reunite with him in Detroit. NBC News, 17 Nov. 2021 Drama about a Latina woman seeking to reunite with her young daughter during the pandemic. Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, 10 Nov. 2021 Often the smugglers are hired by a parent or family member seeking to reunite in the United States. Washington Post, 27 Apr. 2021 The idea is to allow families to reunite, economies to restart and hundreds of millions of people who have received a shot to return to a degree of normalcy, all without spreading the virus. New York Times, 2 Mar. 2021 And most of those children, advocates say, have no family members to reunite with in the United States. Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN, 27 Dec. 2021 Additionally, Oregon lawmakers have approved funding during several legislative sessions to boost services to families aimed at keeping children in their homes or helping families reunite more quickly. oregonlive, 31 Oct. 2021 All the preparation resulted in the perfect look for Orji to reunite with her cast members. Vogue, 22 Oct. 2021

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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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“Reunite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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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 How to pronounce reunite (audio) \
reunited; reuniting

Kids Definition of reunite

: to come or bring together again after being apart


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