Main definitions of rejoin in English

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rejoin1

verb

[with object]
  • 1Join together again; reunite.

    ‘the stone had been cracked and crudely rejoined’
    • ‘Picking the blade back up, she removed her stomach, sliced it in four as she had with her hips, and again rejoined the parts together on the other side of the bars.’
    • ‘I sighed, letting my finger fall away from his lips and rejoin its companions at their natural resting place at my side.’
    • ‘Inversions involve only one chromosome in which two breaks occur and, in the process of repair, the intervening segment is rejoined in an inverted or opposite manner.’
    • ‘This had healing properties and would allow the skin to rejoin again quicker than usual.’
    • ‘The 3.3 km road, costing £65 million, will bypass Blunsdon village by routing through fields to the west, before rejoining the current route of the A419 at the bottom of Blunsdon Hill.’
    1. 1.1 Return to (a companion, organization, or route that one has left)
      ‘the soldiers were returning from leave to rejoin their unit’
      • ‘She stood there, looking after him, shook her head, and rejoined her previous conversation.’
      • ‘She rejoined her friends with complaints of an upset stomach as the excuse for her lengthy absence.’
      • ‘He waited for her to go away, expecting her to rejoin her friends.’
      • ‘She came back to the table and rejoined conversation, but her thoughts remained on her dog and his odd behavior.’
      • ‘That done, Martine places the juices in our reach, and rejoins Sarah on the couch.’
      • ‘Three hours later, and Nuria had rejoined her companions in the grandstands.’
      • ‘When Jacqueline rejoins them, conversation on the matter ceases.’
      • ‘The pinwheel model of bereavement suggests that, with time, an individual reaches out to others, change occurs and life is rejoined after a loss.’
      • ‘I rejoin him, we do some more together, and we end together.’
      • ‘Told in a dream of his impending return home, he made his way to the coast and joined a merchant ship, facing many dangers before rejoining his family.’
      • ‘One had to go there, fix one's own drink and rejoin the conversation.’
      • ‘The two men walked together to rejoin their wives and the family was complete.’
      • ‘They also hear the others calling, so Janet gathers herself together and they go to rejoin the group.’
      • ‘Croft thanked her again and rejoined his friends.’
      • ‘Monica left the conversation at that and they went back out to rejoin the even smaller group of people who remained.’
      • ‘We will take a break, and Elizabeth Edwards will join us, and then our panel will rejoin us later.’
      • ‘All eyes were on her as she rejoined the little group, but she only chose to meet Steve's gaze.’
      • ‘He rolled his eyes, walking away to rejoin his friends.’
      • ‘At Nick and Tess's house, Tess checks in to find a sleeping Stuart before rejoining Nick in the front parlor to sit together by the fire and gaze at the tree.’
      • ‘Later in the evening the men would rejoin the ladies in the drawing room for conversation and card games and tea would be dispensed.’
      return to, be reunited with, come back to, get back to, go back to, join again, find one's way back to, reach again, regain, reattain
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Pronunciation

rejoin

/riːˈdʒɔɪn/

Main definitions of rejoin in English

: rejoin1rejoin2

rejoin2

verb

  • reporting verb Say something in reply, typically in a quick or critical manner.

    with direct speech ‘‘It's nice to talk under the stars.’ ‘No stars tonight,’ he rejoined’
    • ‘Cohn rejoins by pointing out that such an imagining cannot be discursive, because, for Foucault, discourse must be enforced across a single ontological plane.’
    • ‘But she's immediately banked that curious fire, rejoining with a casual, ‘Oh?’’
    • ‘Herodotus rejoins that camels have four thighbones in their hind legs, and that their genitals face backwards.’
    • ‘Salmasius rejoined in his Responsio, which similarly contains much personal abuse, published posthumously in 1660.’
    • ‘‘She killed herself,’ he replied matter-of-factly. ‘Finally escaped you,’ I rejoined.’
    • ‘The upper deck rejoined with snide remarks about the purple empire.’
    • ‘‘Because he can climb up to the second floor window,’ she rejoins smartly, then glances at the things I'm holding with my other arm.’
    • ‘‘Our species is unable to learn from its mistakes,’ he rejoins, fatalistically, in the last words of his lectures.’
    • ‘‘Any artist will be the first to tell you, listen, it's my art, it's not my life,’ he rejoins.’
    answer, reply, respond, return, retort, riposte, come back, counter
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Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘reply to a charge in a lawsuit’): from Old French rejoindre, from re- ‘again’ + joindre ‘to join’.

Pronunciation

rejoin

/rɪˈdʒɔɪn/