Definition of reunify in English:



  • Restore political unity to (a place or group, especially a divided territory)

    ‘Charlemagne’s attempts to reunify Western Europe’
    • ‘According to conventional accounts, the city's radicalized population catapulted the Guomindang northward in 1926 on a political and military mission to reunify the nation.’
    • ‘‘The old continent of Europe is reunified under the principles of freedom and democracy,’ Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar said.’
    • ‘1989-90 Kohl emerged as a leader of stature when he seized the opportunity offered by the collapse of Communism to reunify Germany.’
    • ‘For decades he has been able to play on the fears of Turkish Cypriots that they would suffer a second class status if the island was reunified.’
    • ‘I wept tears of joy and shock when the Wall came down, and I wept again - tears of pure joy - when the two Germanies were finally reunified.’
    • ‘The collapse of the Stalinist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe in 1989 allowed the European Union to reunify the continent under the hegemony of liberal capitalism.’
    • ‘It's a process we expect that as soon as the country is reunified, we'll have a government of national unity, and then 18 months, 24 months later, we definitely want to hold free and fair elections.’
    • ‘The state was reunified and a legitimate democratic government in power.’
    • ‘Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Thursday marked the 55th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on Friday by pledging to reunify the mainland with the island of Taiwan.’
    • ‘Building a longer tunnel under Stonehenge is the only way of reunifying the World Heritage site, an Amesbury couple told the inquiry.’
    • ‘But the fighting between Vietnamese forces continued until 30 April 1975 when communist troops captured Saigon and reunified the country.’
    • ‘During Kohl's 16-year reign, East and West Germany were reunified, numerous public services were privatized, and labor reforms, albeit small, were enacted.’
    • ‘In 1945 Slovakia and the Czech lands were reunified.’
    • ‘By the mid-1920s the nationalist movement dominated much of southern China, and Chiang was able to lead an enormous military expedition which aimed to defeat the northern warlords and reunify China.’
    • ‘When the North Korean leader Kim Il Sung approached Stalin and asked for help to reunify the Korean peninsula, Stalin had no reason to suppose that the US would object.’
    • ‘The recently reunified Germany agreed to commit itself to all-European institutions in return for this change in European foreign policy.’
    • ‘Two years were to pass before the eastern forces had regained sufficient strength to move west, force the suicide of Magnentius and Decentius, and reunify the empire once more.’
    • ‘After all, we lost the Vietnam War, but only in the sense that our goal of reunifying a democratic Vietnam, or maintaining an independent South Vietnam, was not met.’
    • ‘From the very beginning, France was in favour of the enlargement of NATO to reunify Europe.’
    • ‘Wang Kon, who established the Koryo Dynasty, eventually reunified the nation.’