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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Two years later, the pair reunited at ShoWest '96 in Las Vegas. Kate Hogan, Peoplemag, 10 June 2024 Israeli soldiers and special operations police rescued four hostages from Gaza on Saturday amid a heavy air and ground assault and flew them back to Israel by helicopter to be reunited with their families. Steve Lohr, New York Times, 8 June 2024 The group plans to reunite for the first time in more than a decade during the 2017 ESSENCE Festival. Essence, 7 June 2024 Lifelong friends, all four founding members remained on good terms: as a duo, Holsapple and Stamey made two (again, critically acclaimed and modestly selling) albums, and in 2005 the four reunited for a pair of shows. Bill Kopp, SPIN, 6 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for reunite 

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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 23 Jun. 2024.

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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