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 Collins, 30, will be reunited with Lions head coach Matt Patricia, who previously was the Patriots' defensive coordinator. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, "NFL free agency: Latest signings as teams, players continue to reach deals on Friday," 20 Mar. 2020 In the United States, he was reunited with his father and his siblings., "Wolf Kahn, celebrated painter of resplendent landscapes, dies at 92," 19 Mar. 2020 In Indy, though, Rivers will be reunited with coach Frank Reich and offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni. Michael Marot, Houston Chronicle, "Colts agree to 1-year deal with QB Philip Rivers," 17 Mar. 2020 Cotton was reunited with first responders during a visit to the VCA Animal Hospital last week. Spencer Neale, Washington Examiner, "Veterinarian adopts dog she saved from Delaware house fire," 10 Mar. 2020 More than a year after the filming of the show's wedding episode, our Love Is Blind couples (and singles) reunited onstage to hash out their issues. Ineye Komonibo,, "What Carlton Morton’s Love Is Blind Reunion Proposal To Diamond Jack Really Meant," 5 Mar. 2020 Marleau will be reunited with Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby. Ross Mckeon,, "Underperforming Sharks trade Patrick Marleau to Pittsburgh," 24 Feb. 2020 On Tuesday, they were reunited at the San Francisco airport with their husband and father Sam Roth, who had lobbied media, lawmakers and the State Department for assistance in getting his family home safely. Lucy Kafanov And Jay Croft, CNN, "With mom and daughters out of coronavirus quarantine, a Wisconsin family is happy to be together again," 19 Feb. 2020 In San Francisco, he's reunited with his former defensive line coach with the Lions, Kris Kocurek. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Mitchell Trubisky owns the Detroit Lions: 'I cannot tell you the secret'," 30 Jan. 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 1 Apr. 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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