Definition of reconnect in English:



  • 1 Connect back together.

    ‘surgeons had to reconnect tendons, nerves, and veins’
    • ‘People want to be reconnected with the natural environment.’
    • ‘I would like to reassure the public we are working flat out to restore services, but some may not be reconnected until Monday.’
    • ‘He then offers to pick up a part to fix the car and on his return he pretends to install it, but just reconnects the loosened wires before asking the owner to cover the cost of the part.’
    • ‘However, it is worth asking whether the reason we all agonise fairly ineffectively about reconnecting the public with the political process is that, in truth, politics itself does not matter that much any more.’
    • ‘His aim, he explains in a program interview, is to reconnect music to emotions through narrative.’
    • ‘I told him to go ahead and reconnect power, but leave the USB cable connected.’
    • ‘By Wednesday morning all the properties had been visited again, and all but 54 premises, where householders were not home, were reconnected.’
    • ‘A spokesman for the gas company said part of the delay in reconnecting homes was that many people were on holiday and they couldn't get in.’
    • ‘We sometimes get letters from people thanking us for reconnecting them quickly.’
    • ‘As unnerving as they may be, Fischer says nightmares are a useful and healthy response to trauma, as they reconnect us to our emotions.’
    • ‘Well, we've twice before reported how scientists in Perth have reconnected the severed optic nerves of fish and frogs.’
    • ‘Power was restored to most of the affected homes in the west and south of the town as well as in Wistow and Cawood within two hours, though 100 properties had to wait a further two hours before they were reconnected.’
    • ‘Water tankers were brought in while the service was being reconnected and last night the County Council said that almost every home had their water supply back on.’
    • ‘At the invitation of the landowner, and following a consultation with the Environment Agency, the organisation took on the task of reconnecting the tributary to its parent river.’
    • ‘But some homes might not be reconnected until tomorrow.’
    • ‘Living with these mementos reconnects us with that moment and fires our memory, and hopefully enriches our lives.’
    • ‘The system was quickly reconnected and many of the 80 guests at the dinner dance, who included mayors from seven other Wiltshire towns, were unaware why the lights had temporarily stopped.’
    • ‘But today's markets are reconnecting people to the food they eat, he said.’
    • ‘The two-year project, which reconnects the Forth & Clyde and Union canals, has brought a new lease of life to the central Scotland town.’
    • ‘But by yesterday afternoon 1,500 properties were reconnected and the last 400 were due to be connected last night.’
    • ‘‘Anyone who has been disconnected will be reconnected,’ he said.’
    • ‘And things got worse on March 19 when she was finally reconnected to a neighbour's water supply - the pressure was so great it burst a pipe, leaving her home flooded for more than two days and ruining her kitchen.’
    • ‘By Wednesday morning all but 54 homes were reconnected.’
    • ‘Mr Kiley, who was still waiting for the phone to be reconnected yesterday afternoon, said: ‘I'm incensed.’’
    1. 1.1[no object]Re-establish a bond of communication or emotion.
      ‘in order to keep your marriage healthy, it is important to reconnect as mature individuals’
      • ‘Now home in South Bend, Indiana, Weatherspoon reconnects with his family and struggles with the effects of combat.’
      • ‘Some want to believe that this is the moment of reconciliation, that mother and daughter have emotionally reconnected.’
      • ‘In addition, many participants reconnected with former campers and established new relationships with staff members that were former campers and counselors.’
      • ‘Almost single-handedly, he reconnected with the positive and idealistic instincts of middle-class Americans.’
      • ‘We can share our success stories, maintain an informed electorate, and reconnect to our communities' heartfelt values.’
      • ‘Either way, you probably won't regret the effort you made to reconnect with an old friend.’
      • ‘For me, it's been great to reconnect with these guys, in a completely different setting and context.’
      • ‘She sought recovery from her addictions, cleansed her mind and soul, rebuilt her life, resurrected her career and reconnected with her children and family.’
      • ‘Yes, each of the main characters had learned some things about themselves and reconnected to the important people in their lives.’
      • ‘The counselors helped those children reconnect with their sense of wonder, their sense of adventure, and their sense of humor.’
      • ‘But an important event occurred that month - I managed to reconnect with my godfather.’
      • ‘That's the challenge now: how can you reconnect with other people?’
      • ‘I commented that since I was newly single, and trying to get out more, it was so nice to reconnect with old friends.’
      • ‘Regular readers of my blog will recall that over the last couple of months I have been very excited to have reconnected with a few wonderful people from my past that I had lost contact with.’
      • ‘By buying direct from the farmer at the markets, the consumer reconnects with their community and environment in a very intimate way.’
      • ‘Not having written for pleasure since university, I felt as if I was reconnecting with an important part of myself, which had lain dormant for far too long.’
      • ‘She learned that healing is a process, a journey and an opportunity for an individual to reconnect with his or her body.’
      • ‘It's time for him to have a chance in solitude and privacy to reconnect with his family.’
      • ‘I always think of Rachel with loving thoughts and hope that we will reconnect soon.’
      • ‘Do take the time to reconnect with family members and strengthen bonds with those who love and support you.’