re·​join | \ ri-ˈjȯin , 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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After that, Canada will rejoin talks with the aim of completing a deal this week. Anthony Harrup, WSJ, "Mexico’s Trade Deficit Nearly Doubles in July," 27 Aug. 2018 The board also announced that Gina Stilp will rejoin the organization as its new executive director. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lloyd will leave Zilber Family Foundation," 27 June 2018 Noh Taehyun will head back to Hotshot, Kim will return to Topp Dogg, and Jin Longuo will rejoin duo Longguo & Shihyun, while the other members are similarly expected to continue on in the K-pop industry upon the end of JBJ later this month. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "K-Pop Boy Band JBJ Says Farewell With 'Call Your Name' Music Video," 17 Apr. 2018 Bryan confirmed that Sambora, plus original bassist Alec John Such, will rejoin the band for three numbers at the Rock Hall induction April 14. Michael Corcoran, San Antonio Express-News, "Bon Jovi still plays like it has something to prove," 14 Mar. 2018 The 31-year-old Frenchman only rejoined Marseille in January 2017 after playing for the Hammers for a year-and-a-half, but reports in England are now linking the midfielder with a return to east London., "Marseille Dismiss Claims That Dimitri Payet is Set to Rejoin West Ham," 9 July 2018 Pearson, a longtime assistant of Red Berenson, rejoined U-M as head coach after Berenson retired last season, which was a down year for the Wolverines. Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "NCAA hockey tournament: Michigan gets in; Michigan Tech vs. Notre Dame," 18 Mar. 2018 Fiona Shaw will also rejoin the cast this season as mysterious operative Carolyn. Jennifer Lance, Glamour, "Killing Eve Season 2: Here's Everything We Know So Far," 3 Jan. 2019 The USS Freedom is rejoining the fleet more than two years after an engine breakdown sidelined the vessel. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Two Years After Breakdown, This Littoral Combat Ship is Back in the Fleet," 18 Dec. 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 \
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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