con·​join | \kən-ˈjȯin, kän-\
conjoined; conjoining; conjoins

Definition of conjoin 

transitive verb

: to join together (things, such as separate entities) for a common purpose

intransitive verb

: to join together for a common purpose

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Examples of conjoin in a Sentence

The two rivers eventually conjoin. their attempts to conjoin two very different concepts

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This is only part of the conjoining fabric West used to forge his backing of Trump, a man who many felt could never win the presidency. Fox News, "Kanye West details Trump support and dealing with scrutiny from friends and family," 25 June 2018 For Maria and Consolata Mwakikuti, conjoined twins and orphans from Tanzania, this was certainly the case. Rory Smith, Cnn Anna Cardovillis, CNN, "Tanzanian conjoined twins die at age 21," 4 June 2018 The park’s most recognizable feature is the twin metal exhibition halls designed by the Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas, two glass and steel tubes that are conjoined at the back and serve as a concert hall and an exhibition space. Debra Kamin, New York Times, "36 Hours in Tbilisi," 7 June 2018 Anias, on the other hand, has always struggled more than Jadon — conjoined and separated. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "[UPDATED]: The McDonald Twins Are Miraculously Stable After a Trying Weekend," 17 Oct. 2016 In the early 1930s, a national food chain, Atlantic and Pacific grocery stores — A&P — conjoined two properties and had a small supermarket, with wooden floors and red coffee grinders. Jacques Kelly,, "Jacques Kelly: One short block in Baltimore has run the gamut, from aspirin to alcohol," 5 May 2018 Findings ways to be minimal conjoining with having the most impact. NBC News, "#RedefineAtoZ: James Syhabout, Michelin chef, finds inspiration in the past," 1 May 2018 Priests conjoin diversified punk with not-so-subtle lyrics that offer poignant commentary on the political and social landscape. Efrain Dorado, RedEye Chicago, "Pitchfork fest prep: Familiarize yourself with these 10 acts," 12 July 2017 The Science: Researchers conjoined the circulatory systems of young and old mice, a process called parabiosis. Gregory Barber, WIRED, "The Science Behind the Pursuit of Youth," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of conjoin

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for conjoin

Middle English, from Anglo-French conjoindre, from Latin conjungere, from com- + jungere to join — more at yoke

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The first known use of conjoin was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of conjoin

: to join together

: to join (two or more people or things) together

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