join implies a bringing into contact or conjunction of any degree of closeness.
joined forces in an effort to win
combine implies some merging or mingling with corresponding loss of identity of each unit.
combined jazz and rock to create a new music
unite implies somewhat greater loss of separate identity.
the colonies united to form a republic
connect suggests a loose or external attachment with little or no loss of identity.
a mutual defense treaty connected the two nations
link may imply strong connection or inseparability of elements still retaining identity.
a name forever linked with liberty
associate stresses the mere fact of frequent occurrence or existence together in space or in logical relation.
opera is popularly associated with high society
relate suggests the existence of a real or presumed logical connection.
related what he observed to what he already knew
The islands are joined by a bridge.
He insisted that I join them for lunch.
We're going out for lunch. Would you like to join us?
The magician asked for a volunteer from the audience to join him on stage.
Everyone here joins me in congratulating you on a job well done!
The singer started alone but soon the whole audience joined in.
I joined the line and waited patiently to buy a ticket.
Hundreds of people have joined the effort to save the building from demolition.
He agreed to join the debate. Join the Navy and see the world!Noun
a small crack in the chalice at the join of the stem and the bowl See More
Recent Examples on the Web
The schools will be among the 50 new schools to join Verizon’s Innovative Learning Schools for the 2022-23 school year, equipping almost 30,000 students- around 561 schools nationwide- with the latest technological resources.
Alexis Oatman, cleveland, 17 Nov. 2022 At that point, the funnyman immediately drops his phone and jogs to the bathroom to join his girlfriend.
Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 17 Nov. 2022 Chanen and his group of close friends often met for lunch and always invited former Gov. Rose Mofford to join on her birthday, Smith said.
Corina Vanek, The Arizona Republic, 17 Nov. 2022 Baseball’s top pitching prospect had worked his way back from a midseason lat muscle strain with enough time to join the Orioles for what would have been his major league debut.
Nathan Ruiz, Baltimore Sun, 17 Nov. 2022 The regents have conceded that UCLA rightfully used its delegated authority to agree to join the Big Ten.
Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times, 17 Nov. 2022 In the past decade, thousands have traveled from around the world to learn from Abdullah how to grow corals, some eventually leaving their jobs to join his projects full time.
Rebecca Tan, Washington Post, 16 Nov. 2022 Shoring up the workforce To alleviate the forensic-pathologist shortage, the first priority is to recruit young doctors to join the field, Pinneri says.Time, 16 Nov. 2022 Hunt responded that the last three members to join the City Council, all of whom had caucus support were women, noting efforts were made to recruit other women for the 2023 campaign.
Daniel I. Dorfman, Chicago Tribune, 15 Nov. 2022 See More
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Verb and Noun
Middle English, from Anglo-French joindre, from Latin jungere — more at yoke