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 The dynamic slot receiver and electric return specialist will reunite with his college quarterback in Dolphins starter Tua Tagovailoa. Safid Deen,, "Dolphins select Oregon safety Jevon Holland with first pick on Day 2 of NFL draft," 30 Apr. 2021 If the Jaguars sign Tebow, the move would reunite him with coach Urban Meyer, Tebow’s coach at the University of Florida., "Tim Tebow eyes NFL comeback, works out as tight end for Jaguars and former coach Urban Meyer," 29 Apr. 2021 The film stars Jamie Foxx as the voice of Joe Gardner, a middle school music teacher trying to reunite his soul with his body. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, "Here's How to Watch Disney's Soul From Home," 25 Apr. 2021 Hayward can reunite with Mike McCarthy, his former Green Bay Packers head coach, and play in defensive coordinator Dan Quinn’s system, which is similar to ex-Chargers play-caller Gus Bradley’s scheme. Dallas News, "Cowboys named ‘best fit’ for veteran free agent CB despite draft buzz around the position," 19 Apr. 2021 Next week, when the royal family comes together in Windsor for Prince Philip's funeral, Prince William and Prince Harry will reunite in person for the first time since March 2020, when Harry was last in the United Kingdom. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Prince William and Prince Harry Will Reportedly Walk "Shoulder-to-Shoulder" at Prince Philip's Funeral," 11 Apr. 2021 In that scenario, Sewell would reunite with Chargers’ quarterback Justin Herbert. oregonlive, "NFL draft 2021: Former Oregon star Penei Sewell says reuniting with Justin Herbert ‘would be a dream come true’," 6 Apr. 2021 The Glee cast is also set to reunite for a special tribute to their late costar Naya Rivera, and EW premiered an exclusive sneak peek of the moment (see video above). Rachel Yang,, "Watch Niecy Nash host 2021 GLAAD Media Awards, plus see the full winners list (updating live)," 8 Apr. 2021 Children trying to reunite with their families in the U.S. often carry slips of paper with contact names and numbers. Michelle Hackman, WSJ, "Biden Administration Reopens Facility for Migrant Children: What to Know," 25 Feb. 2021

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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 7 May. 2021.

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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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