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[ree-yoo-nahyt] /ˌri yuˈnaɪt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), reunited, reuniting.
to unite again, as after separation.
Origin of reunite
1585-95; < Medieval Latin reūnīt(us) (past participle of reūnīre), equivalent to Latin re- re- + ūnītus joined together; see unite1
Related forms
reunitable, adjective
reuniter, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for reunited
  • The consumer needs to be reunited with what they are eating.
  • In any case, the hiatus worked, and the couple were soon reunited.
  • Other adults found themselves reunited with their confiscated cell phones at the after-party held downstairs at the hotel.
  • Now reunited with her family, she faces an entirely different kind of storm.
  • The family is reunited at the bedside of the father, who is suffering from a brain injury.
  • The two paintings could not be physically reunited today.
  • Several pets were also rescued and reunited with their owners.
  • Sometimes the problems are resolved, and the family is reunited.
British Dictionary definitions for reunited


to bring or come together again
Derived Forms
reunitable, adjective
reuniter, noun
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Word Origin and History for reunited



1590s, from adjective reunit "reunited" (mid-15c.), from Medieval Latin reunitus, past participle of reunire "unite again," from Latin re- "again" (see re-) + unire "join together" (see unite). Related: Reunited; reuniting.

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