rejoin

1
[ree-join]
verb (used with object)
  1. to come again into the company of: to rejoin a party after a brief absence.
  2. to join together again; reunite.
verb (used without object)
  1. to become joined together again.

Origin of rejoin

1
First recorded in 1535–45; re- + join

rejoin

2
[ri-join]
verb (used with object)
  1. to say in answer; reply, especially to counterreply.
verb (used without object)
  1. to answer; reply, especially to counterreply.
  2. Law. to answer a plaintiff's replication.

Origin of rejoin

2
1425–75; late Middle English rejoinen < Anglo-French rejoyner, variant of Middle French rejoindre, equivalent to re- re- + joindre to join

Synonyms for rejoin

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Related Words for rejoined

reunite, answer, respond, retort, assemble, reply

Examples from the Web for rejoined

Contemporary Examples of rejoined

Historical Examples of rejoined

  • "I have heard that she remains at the house where Phidias died," rejoined Plato.

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    Lydia Maria Child

  • "In truth, my father, I wished to avoid the pain of parting," rejoined Philæmon.

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    Lydia Maria Child

  • "I am Eudora, the adopted daughter of Phidias," rejoined the maiden.

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    Lydia Maria Child

  • "The name of Socrates recalls Alcibiades to my mind," rejoined Anaxagoras.

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  • "It has but given them more unbridled license,'" rejoined Plato.

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British Dictionary definitions for rejoined

rejoin

1
verb
  1. to come again into company with (someone or something)
  2. (tr) to put or join together again; reunite

rejoin

2
verb (tr)
  1. to say (something) in reply; answer, reply, or retort
  2. 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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Word Origin and History for rejoined

rejoin

v.1

also re-join, 1520s, "unite again, unite after separation" (transitive), from re- "again" + join (v.). Meaning "join the company of again" is from 1610s. Related: Rejoined; rejoining.

rejoin

v.2

"to answer," mid-15c., legal term, from Middle French rejoin-, stem of rejoindre "to answer to a legal charge," from Old French re- "back" (see re-) + joindre "to join" (see join). General (non-legal) meaning first recorded 1630s.

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