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

intransitive verb

: to answer the replication of the plaintiff

transitive verb

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

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 By this time, Lindy had rejoined Rush, but his taste in rock couldn’t compete with our burgeoning desire to be the next Zep. Geddy Lee, Rolling Stone, 14 Nov. 2023 After Tommy orchestrated a fake kidnapping to relocate D-Mac (Lucien Cambric), the family’s youngest and most ornery escapes (unbeknownst to Tommy) just to wreak more havoc in Chicago — all in the name of rejoining his gang, CBI. Breanna Bell, Variety, 11 Nov. 2023 The Great British Baking Show (452 million minutes) also rejoined the top 10 with the premiere of a new season on Netflix. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Nov. 2023 Now many of the group’s reservist members have rejoined their units in the country’s south, near the Gaza frontier, and the north, where the Lebanese militia Hezbollah, a far more professional fighting force than Hamas, has threatened to join in the attack on Israel. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, 27 Oct. 2023 Though singer Bon Jovi has not publicly discussed a potential reunion, this isn’t the first time Sambora has expressed an interest in rejoining the band. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 6 Nov. 2023 The team is now brainstorming ways to rejoin the statue’s head and torso, since the neck was damaged when thieves cut off the head, as Laith Hussein, director of the Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage, tells the Art Newspaper. Teresa Nowakowski, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Nov. 2023 Tate, 54, rejoins Dow following his service as EVP and CFO of Leggett & Platt from September 2019 through June 2023. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 27 Oct. 2023 Daughter Amelie was born on Thursday, Oct. 12, the athlete shared upon rejoining his team for the American League Championship Series (ALCS). Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 24 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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

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Cite this Entry

“Rejoin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


: to join again : return to
rejoined my family after a week in camp
: to say in reply

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