conjoin

[kuh n-join]
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to join together; unite; combine; associate.
  2. Grammar. to join as coordinate elements, especially as coordinate clauses.

Origin of conjoin

1325–75; Middle English conjoigenn < Anglo-French, Middle French conjoign- (stem of conjoindre) < Latin conjungere. See con-, join
Related formscon·join·er, noun
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conjoin

verb
  1. to join or become joined
Derived Formsconjoiner, noun

Word Origin for conjoin

C14: from Old French conjoindre, from Latin conjungere, from jungere to join
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Word Origin and History for conjoin
v.

late 14c., from Old French conjoindre "meet, come together" (12c.), from Latin coniungere "to join together," from com- "together" (see com-) + iungere "join" (see jugular). Related: Conjoined, conjoining.

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