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

Examples of conjoin in a Sentence

The two rivers eventually conjoin. their attempts to conjoin two very different concepts
Recent Examples on the Web To stay competitive, retailers will have to conjoin the systems of customer data with the systems of customer experience. Tom Treanor, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021 The lawsuit came as yet more residents were forced to evacuate their homes after being overwhelmed by flooding along the Tittabawassee River and conjoining waterways. CBS News, 22 May 2020 Famed neurosurgeon James Goodrich, who separated conjoined twins, died from coronavirus. Ashley Shaffer, USA TODAY, 31 Mar. 2020 Meanwhile, euthanasia and organ-harvesting have already been conjoined in the country — a utilitarian plum to society, celebrated and promoted in the media. Wesley J. Smith, National Review, 24 Jan. 2020 Syria, which in the past was used as a transshipment point for Iranian supplies intended for Lebanese Hezbollah, has evolved into something like a second front conjoined with the long-standing Lebanese one. Steven Simon, The New York Review of Books, 16 Jan. 2020 Because of the two nations’ closely shared geography and conjoined histories, Haitians have historically looked to the United States for refuge. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, 24 Oct. 2019 Mid-day and into the evening is when the weekend celebration climaxes with Non-Mariner’s Water Raft-Up, a conjoining boat party at Mangrove Bay located on the west end of the island. Shiona Turini, Essence, 9 Aug. 2019 The odalisque, an image of a reclining nude, conjoins two distinct categories of the commodity: the slave and the prostitute. Longreads, 20 July 2019 See More

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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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“Conjoin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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