reunite

verb
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 Thankfully, the happy couple was able to reunite in New York City last weekend, when Affleck came to see Lopez perform at the Global Citizen Live charity concert for COVID relief. Iris Goldsztajn, Marie Claire, 30 Sep. 2021 On Tuesday, it was announced that the legendary hip-hop band — which includes Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, and Pras Michel — will reunite in celebration of their 1996 album The Score. Andrea Towers, EW.com, 21 Sep. 2021 Fernandez recently had the opportunity to reunite with her father in Boynton Beach. Alex Kushel, sun-sentinel.com, 24 Sep. 2021 Immigrant advocacy groups have urged the administration to move faster to reunite families. Priscilla Alvarez, CNN, 22 Sep. 2021 As of Monday afternoon, the department was working with the animal hotel’s owner to reunite families with their dogs’ remains. Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2021 The questions call attention to a fragile system that has been restructured to reunite families. New York Times, 30 Aug. 2021 Four shelters were set up Saturday night for residents whose homes flooded, and a high school in McEwen was being used to reunite families. Jonathan Mattise And R.j. Rico, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Aug. 2021 Four shelters were set up Saturday night for residents whose homes flooded, and a high school in McEwen was being used to reunite families. Time, 22 Aug. 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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The first known use of reunite was in the 15th century

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8 Oct 2021

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“Reunite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reunite. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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More Definitions for reunite

reunite

verb

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

reunite

verb
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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