re·​join | \ ri-ˈjȯin How to pronounce rejoin (audio) , transitive sense 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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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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Recent Examples on the Web Next game, Ogunjobi returns and rejoins Richardson and Thomas, perhaps lightening his load. Ellis L. Williams, cleveland, "Sheldon Richardson responds to Myles Garrett, Larry Ogunjobi suspensions by playing his best game as a Brown -- Film Review," 26 Nov. 2019 And while Trump continues to speak in forgiving tones about Putin — and even suggesting that Russia might rejoin the Group of 7 — many senior Trump administration officials are furious over the Russian harassment campaign., "WASHINGTON — Russian officials in August held up the evacuation from Moscow of a sick American military attaché to a hospital in Germany in the latest episode of a long-running campaign of harassment against American diplomats in Russia.," 3 Nov. 2019 In Houston, the eight-time All-Star and former league MVP rejoins forces with James Harden, who has seven All-Star appearances and an MVP award on his resume as well. Jeff Mcdonald,, "Spurs notebook: Bracing for Russ the Rocket," 15 Oct. 2019 Hello, again: America is considering rejoining the U.N.’s World Tourism Organization, Skift reports. Michael George, National Geographic, "The Greta effect: Is climate change changing your travel?," 15 Oct. 2019 Today show star Al Roker is rejoining the cast of Broadway's Waitress. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Today' Show Fans React to Al Roker’s Big Career News," 13 Oct. 2019 In the Syrian capital of Damascus, Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad called on the country’s Kurds to rejoin the government side after apparently being abandoned by their American allies. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Turkey says it won’t bow to US threat over its Syria plans," 8 Oct. 2019 In the Syrian capital of Damascus, Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad called on the country’s Kurds to rejoin the government side after apparently being abandoned by their American allies., "Turkey says it won’t bow to U.S. threat over its Syria plans," 8 Oct. 2019 After three years of Brexit chaos, many Scots now believe that the best path is to go independent and rejoin the EU as a full member state. Luke Mcgee, CNN, "Boris Johnson's election gamble could cost him everything -- including Brexit," 2 Nov. 2019

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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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2 Dec 2019

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“Rejoin.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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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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