re·​join | \ ri-ˈjȯin How to pronounce rejoin (audio) , sense vt 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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Synonyms & Antonyms for rejoin


answer, come back, reply, respond, retort, return, riposte


ask, inquire, question

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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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In the end, Archie encourages Valerie to rejoin the band, making everyone, especially Josie, very very happy. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "11 Signs that "Riverdale"'s Josie and Archie Have Been Into Each Other All Along," 31 Jan. 2019 Oswego has decided to rejoin the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "Oswego rejoins Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau," 23 Feb. 2018 Kiernan, who will rejoin WTMJ at the end of April, started at WTMJ as an anchor and reporter at WTMJ-AM in 1988. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Former reporter and news director Jeff Kiernan returns to WTMJ-TV as local content chief," 22 Mar. 2018 Felder, the other breakaway who didn’t rejoin the Democrats in April, also survived his first primary challenge against Blake Morris. Jen Kirby, Vox, "The primary defeat of New York’s “independent Democrats,” explained," 14 Sep. 2018 Some will shake it off and return to play (just like Morocco's Amrabat, who rejoined his teammates), while others will get a serious concussion that could lead to health issues down the road. Eric Niiler, WIRED, "Protect My Head? Soccer Pros Shrug and Carry On," 15 June 2018 Farrell, who rejoined the Cubs last Monday from Triple-A Iowa, understood his situation after fellow relievers Cory Mazzoni and Justin Wilson had been used. Mark Gonzales,, "Luke Farrell earns redemption in Cubs' 14-inning win against Mets," 3 June 2018 The Brewers' bullpen is now back to full strength after closer Corey Knebel rejoined the team on Wednesday after missing five weeks with a hamstring strain. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Left-hander Boone Logan activated from DL; Jorge Lopez returned to Colorado Springs," 10 May 2018 French hopes that Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD), who have reluctantly rejoined Mrs Merkel in coalition, might soften hard hearts in the CDU look misguided, too. The Economist, "Emmanuel Macron’s ambitious plans for Europe are running aground," 19 Apr. 2018

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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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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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an act or instance of returning to life

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