re·​join | \ ri-ˈjȯin How to pronounce rejoin (audio) , transitive sense 1 is (ˌ)rē-ˈjȯin \
rejoined; rejoining; rejoins

Definition of rejoin

intransitive verb

: to answer the replication of the plaintiff

transitive verb

1 : to join again
2 : to say often sharply or critically in response especially as a reply to a reply

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Examples of rejoin in a Sentence

I'll be rejoining my family for the last part of our vacation. Now that the kids are in school, I'm ready to rejoin the workforce. The original drummer left the band in 2000 but rejoined two years later. This trail eventually rejoins the main trail. The river divides here, but the two streams rejoin downstream.
Recent Examples on the Web Assuming a minor-league rehab stint follows that, Ashby will then rejoin the Brewers as a reliever rather than in a starting role with time running short in the season. Todd Rosiak, Journal Sentinel, 10 Sep. 2022 Maybe the Cardinals told Kennard to stay in the area and rejoin the team as a practice squad player, knowing that Kennard and his vast experience (111 career regular season games) might be needed. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 7 Sep. 2022 Cora also noted that while Whitlock will likely need a rehab assignment to come back in either role, the righthander would be able to rejoin the staff more quickly as a reliever than as a starter. Globe Staff,, 29 June 2022 In March Fox News reported that the Biden administration was considering a move to take the IRGC off the terror list as part of the ongoing negotiations to rejoin the nuclear deal. Ben Evansky, Fox News, 17 May 2022 Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s seemingly hint last month that military action is on the table if Iran doesn’t rejoin the nuclear deal. NBC News, 29 Nov. 2021 The number of providers that opted out of the Title X program due to the rule—and may now rejoin as a result of its reversal—is huge. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 5 Oct. 2021 Traivon Leonard, who opted out of last season due to COVID-19 concerns and plans to rejoin the team this summer as a fifth-year senior. Tom Green |, al, 16 Mar. 2021 Maile-Kaufusi is the ninth pledge in Oregon State’s 2021 recruiting class, but he is expected to take a two-year LDS Mission and will rejoin the Beavers as part of a later class. oregonlive, 16 Jan. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of rejoin

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for rejoin

Middle English, from Anglo-French rejoindre, from re- + joindre to join — more at join entry 1

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27 Sep 2022

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“Rejoin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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re·​join | \ ri-ˈjȯin How to pronounce rejoin (audio) \
rejoined; rejoining

Kids Definition of rejoin

1 : to join again : return to I rejoined my family after the trip.
2 : to reply often in a sharp or critical way

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