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English definition of “reconnect”


verb [I or T]     /ˌriːkəˈnekt/
IT, COMMUNICATIONS to connect a piece of equipment with the power supply or a telephone service again after that connection has been broken : You need to disconnect and reconnect the cables . The telephone's cut off and there'll be a charge to reconnect.
COMMUNICATIONS, INTERNET to use a computer , mobile phone , etc. to connect to the internet again after the connection has been broken : We reopened the applications and reconnected to the internet .
COMMUNICATIONS to connect again a person who is phoning someone to the person they want to speak to, after the connection has been broken : One moment please , I'll try to reconnect you.
to create a relationship with someone again after a period of time : reconnect with sb We've got to reconnect with older voters .
(Definition of reconnect verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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