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 Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee, this week articulated nothing but optimism for a glorious Summer Games next year in Tokyo, where the world, in his view, will reunite after conquering the coronavirus pandemic. Matthew Futterman, New York Times, "Despite Uncertainty, Tokyo Olympics Promoted as Light at End of Pandemic Tunnel," 19 Nov. 2020 With this pick, the Chargers reunite Sewell with Justin Herbert, his Oregon teammate who has impressed in his first NFL season. Tim Bielik, cleveland, "The Browns might have a choice between two Michigan defensive ends in the first round: 2021 NFL mock draft 3.0," 18 Nov. 2020 After so much sadness and strife, lead guitarist Angus Young had doubts AC/DC would ever reunite. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, "'We never know what comes tomorrow': AC/DC on overcoming loss, health struggles for new album 'Power Up'," 13 Nov. 2020 The upcoming reboot plans to reunite the initial film's core creative team, with screenwriter R. Lee Fleming, who wrote the script of the 1999 film, penning the new script. Alexia Fernandez,, "TikTok Star Addison Rae Cast in Gender-Swap Reboot of She’s All That: 'My Dreams Are Coming True'," 11 Sep. 2020 Even after ditching the duo routine to focus on their individual careers, Stiller and Meara still managed to reunite throughout the decades, on such sitcoms as Rhoda, Archie Bunker's Place, and King of Queens. Maria Carter, Country Living, "Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara Brought Us So Much More Than Laughs," 11 May 2020 Next Saturday, Book will reunite with former Notre Dame quarterback Phil Jurkovec at Boston College (5-3, 4-3). Tyler James, The Indianapolis Star, "Ian Book comes up clutch in Notre Dame upset of No. 1 Clemson," 8 Nov. 2020 The Detroit Tigers probably won't reunite with Yoenis Cespedes during this year's free agency period, but there's another Cespedes on the market. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, "Gauging the Detroit Tigers' interest in Yoenis Cespedes' younger brother," 5 Nov. 2020 Now, more than two years after the Trump administration ended the family separation policy after a national and international outcry, the government is still trying to reunite hundreds of children and parents separated at the border. Daniel Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, "Trump administration's family separation policy marked by 'intentional cruelty,' House panel concludes," 30 Oct. 2020

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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 30 Nov. 2020.

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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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