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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Two weeks ago, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein announced that Dina Powell, a veteran of the bank and most recently President Donald Trump’s deputy national security advisor, would be rejoining her alma mater. Valentina Zarya, Fortune, "Lean In, Kamala Harris, Michelle Obama: Broadsheet March 9," 9 Mar. 2018 He is expected to rejoin the Orlando Magic on Sunday in Oklahoma City. Safid Deen,, "Magic rookie Jonathan Isaac delivers mixed showing in G-League contest," 25 Feb. 2018 He was medically cleared to resume hitting early in the day and now could rejoin the Angels next week. Jeff Miller,, "Shohei Ohtani has been cleared to resume hitting, Mike Trout could return to center field Friday," 29 June 2018 Thames was scheduled to play his final minor-league rehab game Sunday for Colorado Springs, and Counsell said if all goes well, Thames would rejoin the club Monday and be activated for the series against Chicago. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Hero today, gone tomorrow: Brewers option Ji-Man Choi to minors to add Woodruff to roster," 10 June 2018 Kruger, 28, rejoins the Blackhawks after one season with the Hurricanes. Joe Knowles,, "Blackhawks trade Marian Hossa, Vinnie Hinostroza and Jordan Oesterle to Coyotes; reacquire Marcus Kruger as part of deal," 12 July 2018 When a new round of students showed up later in the afternoon, Graves-Wake would rejoin the training. Atreya Verma, azcentral, "Arizona Marine veteran Gabby Graves-Wake finds victory in adaptive sports after accident," 4 July 2018 The team Bonifacio rejoined is in polar-opposite shape: The Royals on Saturday morning found themselves 31 games under .500, stuck in the cellar with the second-worst record in baseball. Maria Torres, kansascity, "'I never expected that result': Royals' Jorge Bonifacio opens up about his suspension," 30 June 2018 Santos rejoined Music Choice in October 2015, bringing with her an extensive background in radio. Monica Mercuri, Billboard, "Executive Turntable: Moves at Republic, Music Choice, Parlophone & More," 15 June 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

: 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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