Definition of reconnect in US English:



[with object]
  • 1Connect back together.

    ‘surgeons had to reconnect tendons, nerves, and veins’
    • ‘By Wednesday morning all but 54 homes were reconnected.’
    • ‘Living with these mementos reconnects us with that moment and fires our memory, and hopefully enriches our lives.’
    • ‘Mr Kiley, who was still waiting for the phone to be reconnected yesterday afternoon, said: ‘I'm incensed.’’
    • ‘I told him to go ahead and reconnect power, but leave the USB cable connected.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘By Wednesday morning all the properties had been visited again, and all but 54 premises, where householders were not home, were reconnected.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The two-year project, which reconnects the Forth & Clyde and Union canals, has brought a new lease of life to the central Scotland town.’
    • ‘Well, we've twice before reported how scientists in Perth have reconnected the severed optic nerves of fish and frogs.’
    • ‘But some homes might not be reconnected until tomorrow.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘His aim, he explains in a program interview, is to reconnect music to emotions through narrative.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘Anyone who has been disconnected will be reconnected,’ he said.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As unnerving as they may be, Fischer says nightmares are a useful and healthy response to trauma, as they reconnect us to our emotions.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We sometimes get letters from people thanking us for reconnecting them quickly.’
    • ‘But today's markets are reconnecting people to the food they eat, he said.’
    • ‘But by yesterday afternoon 1,500 properties were reconnected and the last 400 were due to be connected last night.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1no object Re-establish a bond of communication or emotion.
      ‘in order to keep your marriage healthy, it is important to reconnect as mature individuals’
      • ‘Yes, each of the main characters had learned some things about themselves and reconnected to the important people in their lives.’
      • ‘Almost single-handedly, he reconnected with the positive and idealistic instincts of middle-class Americans.’
      • ‘That's the challenge now: how can you reconnect with other people?’
      • ‘Do take the time to reconnect with family members and strengthen bonds with those who love and support you.’
      • ‘I always think of Rachel with loving thoughts and hope that we will reconnect soon.’
      • ‘By buying direct from the farmer at the markets, the consumer reconnects with their community and environment in a very intimate way.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘But an important event occurred that month - I managed to reconnect with my godfather.’
      • ‘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 sought recovery from her addictions, cleansed her mind and soul, rebuilt her life, resurrected her career and reconnected with her children and family.’
      • ‘I commented that since I was newly single, and trying to get out more, it was so nice to reconnect with old friends.’
      • ‘It's time for him to have a chance in solitude and privacy to reconnect with his family.’
      • ‘Either way, you probably won't regret the effort you made to reconnect with an old friend.’
      • ‘She learned that healing is a process, a journey and an opportunity for an individual to reconnect with his or her body.’
      • ‘Some want to believe that this is the moment of reconciliation, that mother and daughter have emotionally reconnected.’
      • ‘For me, it's been great to reconnect with these guys, in a completely different setting and context.’
      • ‘In addition, many participants reconnected with former campers and established new relationships with staff members that were former campers and counselors.’
      • ‘The counselors helped those children reconnect with their sense of wonder, their sense of adventure, and their sense of humor.’
      • ‘We can share our success stories, maintain an informed electorate, and reconnect to our communities' heartfelt values.’
      • ‘Now home in South Bend, Indiana, Weatherspoon reconnects with his family and struggles with the effects of combat.’