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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Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson, who joined the young Orioles organization way back in 1955 and became one of the most beloved players in the history of Major League Baseball, has rejoined the team in an advisory position. Peter Schmuck,, "Schmuck: Orioles finally welcome Brooks Robinson home, name him special advisor," 15 July 2018 So Martin rejoined the team on Wednesday as Barnette headed to the disabled list. Drew Davison, star-telegram, "Rangers notes: Chris Martin returns from brief minor league stint," 4 July 2018 Belinelli rejoined the Spurs on a 2-year contract last week. Tom Orsborn, San Antonio Express-News, "Belinelli hopes to rekindle magic in second stint with Spurs," 10 July 2018 Team president Pat Riley is expected to rejoin the team soon. Manny Navarro, miamiherald, "Heat opens Vegas summer league with loss to Pelicans. Here's a handful of takeaways," 7 July 2018 Hillary Clinton rejoined in one of the 2016 debates. Danny Westneat, The Seattle Times, "Breaking up immigrant families is ‘not who we are’? Oh yes it is," 20 June 2018 Immediately following that match, McNally will rejoin Świątek for the doubles final, where the duo will take on Naho Sato and Yuki Nato of Japan. Jonathan Richardson,, "Madeira junior McNally advances to French Open Junior singles, doubles finals," 8 June 2018 Vogt, 33, was getting close to rejoining the Brewers after a lengthy rehab period necessitated by a shoulder strain early in spring training. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Notes: Catcher Stephen Vogt suffers career-threatening shoulder injury while on rehab," 8 May 2018 Countries that have signed onto the TPP are going to be more skeptical than ever that the US is truly committed to rejoining. Zeeshan Aleem, Vox, "Trump changed his mind on joining the TPP … again," 18 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

: 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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to make amends

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