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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After serving in the U.S. Navy, Guinn worked for several years at Caliber Collision before rejoining the team at Hodges Collision Center. Staff Reports, Houston Chronicle, "Business Briefs for the Week of July 13-20," 13 July 2018 Asked whether Russia should be allowed to rejoin the group — which would be renamed the Group of 8 — even if Russia has not withdrawn from Ukraine, Trump said yes. Michael D. Shear,, "Trump wants to end tariffs but also threatens to stop trade with allies," 10 June 2018 Williams rejoined Saban in Baton Rouge in 2004 at LSU and then followed him to the Miami Dolphins for two seasons. Ron Richmond For The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "Bobby Williams brings rings, experience to Oregon Ducks special teams," 14 Apr. 2018 Nokie rejoined The Ventures in 1973, and upon his return the band released The Jim Croce Songbook in April of the following year. Ron Hart, Billboard, "Remembering Nokie Edwards: 10 Essential Songs from The Ventures," 14 Mar. 2018 Five of the team’s six call-ups rejoined practice Thursday at Starfire Sports in Tukwila, and Schmetzer didn’t spot any lag in his players that would cause concern about playing a full 90 minutes in a return to MLS action. Jayda Evans, The Seattle Times, "Winless Whitecaps, former Sounders forward Fredy Montero still present challenge in rivalry game," 30 Mar. 2019 The Navy has formally put the kibosh on zombie ships rejoining the fleet. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Navy Won’t Bring Back Mothballed Ships to Boost the Fleet," 21 Feb. 2019 Trump and Peña Nieto have been working for the past five weeks to iron out their bilateral differences so Canada can rejoin the talks to update NAFTA. Alex Pappas, Andrew O'reilly, Fox News, "Trump says he's 'terminating' NAFTA, announces new trade agreement with Mexico," 27 Aug. 2018 Playing in just his second game since rejoining the Brewers on Thursday when Yelich left in the first inning, Broxton reached on an infield single, scored a run and made a great catch in the gap late in the game to help seal a 6-4 victory. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers' depth once again pays dividends thanks to Keon Broxton," 29 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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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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