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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An employee recognized him and called Rogers' friend, who drove him to the shelter to reunite them. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "A homeless man was reunited with his lost dog and the video is a real tearjerker," 17 Sep. 2019 In one case, a child was moved from a Florida facility to Texas to be reunited with her father. Garance Burke, Twin Cities, "‘Can’t feel my heart:’ IG says Trump family-separation policy traumatized kids," 4 Sep. 2019 The Seahawks are an attractive spot for the three-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker, reuniting him with former Texans Pro Bowl left tackle Duane Brown. Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle, "Sources: Texans trade Jadeveon Clowney to Seahawks for draft pick, players," 31 Aug. 2019 Because of the snake’s healthy and well-fed body, Cross believes the snake was a pet and hopes to reunite it with the owner. Joe Mario Pedersen,, "’Critter Man’ comes to get ball python that scared lawn workers in Orlando, hopes to find its owner," 15 Aug. 2019 The children are safe, and as the owner spoke with reporters, police could be seen escorting children out of the the area to be reunited with their families at a safe location. Becky Metrick |, oregonlive, "Live updates: Six officers shot in Philadelphia, suspect still engaging with police," 14 Aug. 2019 The city Department of Social Services has pledged to conduct a thorough review of his case and the decision to reunite him with the Lawsons. Mckenna Oxenden,, "Family says goodbye to 4-year old Baltimore boy with songs, praise and a comic book in a tearful service," 13 Aug. 2019 Loved seeing her face.. can’t wait to be reunited again on tv too! Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Hoda Kotb Dishes on Returning to 'Today' in Emotional Instagram With Jenna Bush Hager," 31 July 2019 Karen crouched next to Katerin, also 8, who had traveled to the U.S. with her mother in order to be reunited with her father. Alice Driver, Longreads, "Oh, Girl!," 20 June 2019

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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 How to pronounce reunite (audio) \
reunited; reuniting

Kids Definition of reunite

: to come or bring together again after being apart

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