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rejoin

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[ ree-join ]
/ riˈdʒɔɪn /
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verb (used with object)

to come again into the company of: to rejoin a party after a brief absence.
to join together again; reunite.

verb (used without object)

to become joined together again.

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Origin of rejoin

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First recorded in 1535–45; re- + join

Definition for rejoin (2 of 2)

rejoin2
[ ri-join ]
/ rɪˈdʒɔɪn /

verb (used with object)

to say in answer; reply, especially to counterreply.

verb (used without object)

to answer; reply, especially to counterreply.
Law. to answer a plaintiff's replication.

Origin of rejoin

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1425–75; late Middle English rejoinen<Anglo-French rejoyner, variant of Middle French rejoindre, equivalent to re-re- + joindre to join
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British Dictionary definitions for rejoin (1 of 2)

rejoin1
/ (riːˈdʒɔɪn) /

verb

to come again into company with (someone or something)
(tr) to put or join together again; reunite

British Dictionary definitions for rejoin (2 of 2)

rejoin2
/ (rɪˈdʒɔɪn) /

verb (tr)

to say (something) in reply; answer, reply, or retort
law to answer (a claimant's reply)

Word Origin for rejoin

C15: from Old French rejoign-, stem of rejoindre; see re-, join
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