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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Initially scouted and signed by Real as a teenager, Mariano, now 25, rejoined the club from Lyon just last summer and was presented with the enormous weight of the number seven shirt vacated by all-time record goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo., "Arsenal 'Offered' Chance to Sign Mariano Diaz for £18m as Budget Constraints Continue," 10 July 2019 After the parade, all 23 USWNT team members will rejoin their National Women's League teams. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, "Fans gather to celebrate USWNT World Cup title at parade: 'This is a huge deal'," 10 July 2019 Soon, the players will rejoin their respective National Women's Soccer League teams and embark on the second half of a season. Steven Goff,, "USWNT will celebrate and be celebrated - and then it’s back to work," 8 July 2019 Last week, the last rogue Democrat, Senator Simcha Felder of Brooklyn, rejoined the Democratic fold, bringing all of the Senate’s registered Democrats into one conference for the first time since 2013. New York Times, "Wayward Democrats Return, but Are Still Under Fire," 7 July 2019 Pettis did not travel with the team to Colorado but will rejoin the club for its three-game series against the Angels at Minute Maid Park this weekend. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros coach Gary Pettis undergoes knee surgery," 2 July 2019 Ultimately, Eleven rejoins Mike (Finn Wolfhard) and the gang to help defeat the Mind Flayer by sealing it behind the Gate to the Upside Down. Lauren Huff,, "Everything you need to remember about Stranger Things before watching season 3," 28 June 2019 If the next president rejoins the now-fragile nuclear deal, what comes next? Doyle Mcmanus,, "Trump’s foreign policy is chaotic and terrifying. What would Democrats do?," 26 June 2019 Hong Kong rejoined China after more than a century under British occupation in 1997, but is governed under a separate set of laws which allow greater social and economic freedoms. Ben Westcott, CNN, "Chinese foreign minister claims 'black hand' of Western involvement in Hong Kong," 20 June 2019

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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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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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