[ kuhn-join ]
See synonyms for: conjoinconjoinedconjoining on

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

Other words from conjoin

  • con·join·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use conjoin in a sentence

  • And lastly the winter sign was the Water Bearer, the bright Fomalhaut conjoining his rays with the sun's at midwinter.

    Myths and Marvels of Astronomy | Richard A. Proctor
  • Thereupon, the young damsels, conjoining their voices in a drawling chant, began to dance around him with the utmost gravity.

  • The present form of a peer's coronet is undoubtedly the conjoining of two separate emblems of his rank.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry | Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
  • A curious method of conjoining three coats is by engrafting the third in base (Fig. 770).

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry | Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
  • When anything was done, he felt as if he were doing it—perception and origination conjoining in one consciousness.

    A Dish Of Orts | George MacDonald

British Dictionary definitions for conjoin


/ (kənˈdʒɔɪn) /

  1. to join or become joined

Origin of conjoin

C14: from Old French conjoindre, from Latin conjungere, from jungere to join

Derived forms of conjoin

  • conjoiner, noun

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