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.
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Recent Examples on the Web President Biden has pledged to revive and rejoin the nuclear accord, known as the JCPOA. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, 17 June 2021 And on Friday, China likened the United States’ desire to rejoin the Paris Agreement global warming accord that Mr. Trump abandoned to a naughty child trying to sneak back into school after cutting class. New York Times, 19 Apr. 2021 The president signed several executive orders last week, including a directive to rejoin the Paris climate accord, which begin to unwind his predecessor’s actions and realign the nation with California’s ambitious environmental and climate agenda. Kurtis Alexander,, 24 Jan. 2021 Left-hander Bruce Zimmermann pitched strongly in bulk relief that day and will rejoin the Orioles’ rotation Saturday against the Washington Nationals, starting their fifth of 16 straight games without a day off. Nathan Ruiz,, 21 May 2021 Biden signed a letter promising that the United States would rejoin the Paris climate accord. Shannon Larson,, 5 Feb. 2021 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron were among those welcoming Biden's decision to rejoin the the Paris climate accord, reversing a key Trump policy in the first hours of his presidency Wednesday. Frank Jordans, Star Tribune, 21 Jan. 2021 Among the attendees will be the United States, which President-elect Joe Biden has said will rejoin the pact. Science News Staff, Science | AAAS, 31 Dec. 2020 At this writing the Jazz were down in the series, three games to two, heading back to Los Angeles, wishing for their point guard to rejoin them. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 June 2021

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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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The first known use of rejoin was in the 15th century

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17 Jul 2021

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“Rejoin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of rejoin

: to become a member of (a group or organization) again
: to come together with (something) again
formal : to reply to (something said or written) especially in a rude or angry way


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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