Talk:reunite

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Reciprocal?[edit]

Isn't this verb reciprocal?

It can be. I'm going to split it into two senses. Equinox 01:44, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

passive when used as a transitive verb[edit]

Collins labels its use as [be VERB-ed + with].

Longman labels it as: Reunite is usually passive when used as a transitive verb; "be reunited with somebody" (likewise there's an entry for the idiom "be entwined (with something)", for which Wiktionary offers a note "Particularly used in attributive form entwined.")

What is the reason behind using reunite in so-called "passive" even in a sentence where there's no semantic agent and meaning? Secondly, is there a pattern that a group of verb such as reunite follow? --Backinstadiums (talk) 10:48, 24 February 2020 (UTC)

https://oed.com/oed2/00205186 --Backinstadiums (talk) 10:57, 26 August 2020 (UTC)