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 Breaking Bad celebrated the 10th anniversary of its premiere last year, and Gilligan reunited with the cast in EW. Dan Snierson,, "Breaking Bad movie: Matt Jones to return as Badger," 17 Sep. 2019 While Kristen reunited with her other Twilight costar, Taylor Lautner, earlier this year, Robert was noticeably missing from the event. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Kristen Stewart Says She’s “Very, Very Happy” That Her Ex Robert Pattinson is Playing Batman," 9 Sep. 2019 The shelter is continuing to pursue search efforts and reuniting animals with owners who boarded their pets at the shelter during the storm. Grace Hauck, USA TODAY, "Hundreds of dogs and cats are being rescued from Hurricane Dorian. Here's how to help," 5 Sep. 2019 But she was removed from the country and wasn't reunited with her son. Camilo Montoya-galvez, CBS News, "11 migrant parents who were separated from their children can return to U.S., judge rules," 5 Sep. 2019 Like us, elephants feel joy when reunited with family and grief when brutally separated. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Wildlife Trade Conference Imposes Near-Total Ban on Sending Wild African Elephants to Zoos," 30 Aug. 2019 Back to school is thought of as an exciting time of backpack shopping and reuniting with friends. Surina Khan, The Mercury News, "Opinion: What Bay Area girls need to succeed," 28 Aug. 2019 Like us, elephants feel joy when reunited with family and grief when brutally separated. National Geographic, "African elephants can now only rarely be taken from the wild and sent to faraway zoos," 28 Aug. 2019 Allison Mack Used Scientology To Defend NXIVM Catherine was reunited with India last summer, several months after the NXIVM cult was exposed. Alejandra Salazar,, "The First NXIVM Sex Cult Movie Is Almost Here & It Looks Terrifying," 24 Aug. 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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The first known use of reunite was in the 15th century

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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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