join

[ join ]
/ dʒɔɪn /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

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Origin of join

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English joinen, from Old French joign- (stem of joindre “to join”), from Latin jungere “to join”; see yoke1

synonym study for join

1. Join, connect, unite all imply bringing two or more things together more or less closely. Join may refer to a connection or association of any degree of closeness, but often implies direct contact: One joins the corners of a mortise together. Connect implies a joining as by a tie, link, or wire: One connects two batteries. Unite implies a close joining of two or more things, so as to form one: One unites layers of veneer sheets to form plywood.

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British Dictionary definitions for join

join
/ (dʒɔɪn) /

verb

noun

See also join up

Derived forms of join

joinable, adjective

Word Origin for join

C13: from Old French joindre from Latin jungere to yoke
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