con·​join | \ kən-ˈjȯin How to pronounce conjoin (audio) , 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

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of conjoin in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples on the Web

But the center of attention was the flexible ligament conjoining their breastbones—a nearly six-inch band of flesh that would serve throughout their lives as both tether and passport. Julian Lucas, The New York Review of Books, "The Great Assimilationists," 21 Feb. 2019 The pattern features Eugenie's monogram along with the couple's conjoined monogram, and perhaps gives a preview of the bride-to-be's bouquet by including garlands of ivy, wild English bluebells, forget-me-nots, and the white rose of York. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Princess Eugenie's Wedding China Reveals an Interesting Detail About Her Royal Monogram," 28 Sep. 2018 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'conjoin.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about conjoin

Statistics for conjoin

Last Updated

29 Jun 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for conjoin

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

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for conjoin



English Language Learners Definition of conjoin

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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on conjoin

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with conjoin

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for conjoin

Nglish: Translation of conjoin for Spanish Speakers

Comments on conjoin

What made you want to look up conjoin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


something desired as essential

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What's that Smell?! Quiz

  • wide eyed dog smelling rose
  • Someone who is hircine smells like a:
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!