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

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Examples of conjoin in a Sentence

The two rivers eventually conjoin. their attempts to conjoin two very different concepts
Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Residents, businesses sue Michigan dam operator over ruinous flooding," 22 May 2020 Famed neurosurgeon James Goodrich, who separated conjoined twins, died from coronavirus. Ashley Shaffer, USA TODAY, "Thank you, health care workers," 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, "Pressuring a Hospice to Kill," 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, "The Middle East: Trump Blunders In," 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, "As Protests Again Sweep Haiti, How Can the Nation Move Forward?," 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, "Get Lost: 72 Hours In Bermuda," 9 Aug. 2019 The odalisque, an image of a reclining nude, conjoins two distinct categories of the commodity: the slave and the prostitute. Longreads, "A Minor Figure," 20 July 2019 The Founders had no memory of a society without bondage and no experience of a world where blackness and degradation had not been conjoined—where white supremacy and black inferiority had not been enshrined in both law and culture. Drew Gilpin Faust, The Atlantic, "Race, History, and Memories of a Virginia Girlhood," 18 July 2019

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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 16 May. 2021.

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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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