- to come again into the company of: to rejoin a party after a brief absence.
- to join together again; reunite.
- to become joined together again.
Origin of rejoin1
- to say in answer; reply, especially to counterreply.
- to answer; reply, especially to counterreply.
- Law. to answer a plaintiff's replication.
Origin of rejoin2
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2. respond, retort.
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Examples from the Web for rejoin
Today their leader, Masoud Barzani, issued a general call-up for retired Kurdish fighters to rejoin the peshmerga.This Is How You Fight ISIS
June 19, 2014
After more than 60 years, Avivi has made no moves to rejoin Israel proper.Israel’s Tiniest Breakaway State
June 12, 2014
The Taliban may be hoping these guys are going to rejoin the fight, but this is mainly a huge propaganda win.How Obama Convinced His Spies to Support the Taliban Prisoner Release
June 3, 2014
Clapper says he was reluctant to rejoin the administration that got rid of him before.Spy Chief James Clapper: We Can’t Stop Another Snowden
February 24, 2014
Interpreters, feeling apprehensive about our departure, left to rejoin their families.From Iraq To Lincoln Center, A Marine’s Return to Ballet
August 6, 2012
All this I saw in the swift gallop down the hill to rejoin the Brigadier.In the Valley
Had you not better go now, Monsieur, and rejoin your friend?The Room in the Dragon Volant
J. Sheridan LeFanu
He promised to obey me, and I rode on to rejoin my companions, a little easier in my mind.The Prisoner of Zenda
A year later he relinquished his command, without having been able to rejoin.With Manchesters in the East
Gerald B. Hurst
He, on the other hand, seemed to dread going to rejoin the comrades.The Downfall
- to come again into company with (someone or something)
- (tr) to put or join together again; reunite
- to say (something) in reply; answer, reply, or retort
- law to answer (a claimant's reply)
C15: from Old French rejoign-, stem of rejoindre; see re-, join
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Word Origin and History for rejoin
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