Definition of conjoin in English:



[with object]formal
  • Join; combine.

    ‘an approach which conjoins theory and method’
    • ‘I believe that such a Left is emerging, conjoining a nascent, heterogenous anti-capitalism with full-blooded anti-imperialism.’
    • ‘By conjoining these two big subjects in the title, however, it is not my intention to address an issue twice as big in this essay.’
    • ‘This sublime sphere, set amid the ordered nature of a landscaped garden, combined the functions of memorial and planetarium, conjoining the transience of humanity with the eternal celestial realm.’
    • ‘I was a bit daunted by the prospect of three new blog characters all at once, so I conjoined them into two.’
    • ‘If possession of a human mind and body is sufficient for something's being a human, then ‘merging’ the divine mind with a human mind and conjoining both to a human body will yield one person with two natures.’
    • ‘Several adjacent farms would be conjoined, and amalgamated for profit, by outside investors at the expense of sitting tenants.’
    • ‘He distinguishes three phases, designating them after the programmatic conceit which serves in each case to emblematize the unity of purpose conjoining the individuals depicted.’
    • ‘As I have said, although they were subject of separate extradition requests, the committal hearing was conjoined or consolidated.’
    • ‘He is a worshipper not merely of his subject but of his metaphor - and he is compelled to conjoin them, despite the well-documented agnosticism.’
    • ‘The proposal to conjoin the city's large student population into one ward is not new.’
    • ‘As such, it is the critical aspect of making art, the linchpin that unites theory with practice and conjoins the intellect and the hand.’
    • ‘As such, her poetry signifies a self-determining moment in the history and reception of African American writing, conjoining aspects of expression that cross-refer to both adults and children in Appalachia and beyond.’
    • ‘He seeks to avoid a ‘one-sided materialistic’ view of history, and therefore attempts to conjoin analysis of the material with the spiritual - that is, between patterns of belief and systems of social action.’
    • ‘The papier-mâché city, one might say, is a dialectical image: it conjoins grim desperation with possibility, an earthy materialism with idealism, the old and discarded with the utterly new.’
    • ‘A metaphor typically conjoins a term drawn from the physical world with a term belonging to a ‘higher’, non-material domain.’
    • ‘The fact that A and B are constantly conjoined, or even necessarily connected, does not have the slightest tendency to prove that A does not exist.’
    • ‘Such ethnographic explorations of film, video and television elsewhere place the book at some distance from many ongoing discussions that conjoin film and anthropology.’
    • ‘With the digital addition of a unicorn's horn, the heraldic beast conjoins a singularly aristocratic symbol of Christian purity and England's national enthusiasm for horses.’
    • ‘This shadowy musing conjoins the two sides of the equation to memorable effect.’
    • ‘It is not necessarily a vicious circle, however, because by conjoining a larger and larger set of good and consistent theories it will become possible, if determinism is true, to diminish the apparent exceptions to nil.’
    connect, unite, fix, affix, attach, add, annex, fasten, stick, glue, fuse, knit, weld, amalgamate, consolidate, combine, bond, append, link, bridge, secure, lock, make fast, tie, bind, string, lash, couple, marry, pair, yoke, team, chain, merge, dovetail, splice, blend
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Late Middle English: from Old French conjoindre, from Latin conjungere, from con- ‘together’ + jungere ‘to join’.