conjoin

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verb con·join \kən-ˈjȯin, kän-\

Definition of conjoin

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to join together (things, such as separate entities) for a common purpose

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to join together for a common purpose

Examples of conjoin in a Sentence

  1. The two rivers eventually conjoin.

  2. their attempts to conjoin two very different concepts

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Origin and Etymology of conjoin

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


First Known Use: 14th century




CONJOIN Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of conjoin for English Language Learners

  • : to join together

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



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