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 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 The Rockets aren’t re-pairing two rising young talents who began their careers together—they’re conjoining two high-powered, high-usage, high-maintenance superstars who’ve grown used to playing the game a certain way. Jeremy Woo,, "Trade Grades: Thunder, Rockets Make Out Well in Russell Westbrook-Chris Paul Swap," 11 July 2019 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 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 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

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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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16 Nov 2019

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“Conjoin.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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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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