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 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 On top of that, Rios originally wasn’t supposed to rejoin the Dodgers as a September call-up. Los Angeles Times, "Dodgers’ Joe Kelly unable to shed light on his ‘overall body’ ailment," 26 Sep. 2019 Leung’s mother warned her against talking publicly about the events of 1997, when Hong Kong passed from British colonial rule to rejoin China as a special administrative region. Megan K. Stack, The New Yorker, "Bravery and Nihilism Amid the Protests in Hong Kong," 31 Aug. 2019 With Tim Duncan rejoining the team as an assistant should help Aldridge stay productive, but San Antonio needs DeMar DeRozan, who is in his prime, to truly commit to becoming a legitimate 3-point threat and be that guy. Duane Rankin, azcentral, "Don't sleep on Utah's duo of Mike Conley and Donovan Mitchell, they could be special," 24 July 2019 Klay Thompson rejoined the Warriors just as fast, though his recovery from an ACL injury will last five to nine months longer. Mark Medina, The Mercury News, "NBA free agency: How will the Warriors fare with a young roster?," 2 July 2019 Iran could have used the nuclear deal as an invitation to rejoin the world economy as a normal trading state. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Iran, Europe and Trump," 17 June 2019 Most Read Sports Stories Cardinals: Utility player Yairo Muñoz will rejoin St. Louis as a 26th player for this weekend’s series against the Cincinnati Reds in Mexico. Brian Stull, The Seattle Times, "Wieters leads Cards over Dodgers 11-7 for 4-game sweep," 11 Apr. 2019 Jackson rejoined the Eagles in March after being traded by the Buccaneers. Alaa Abdeldaiem,, "Report: Eagles' DeSean Jackson Out Two Weeks With Abdominal Strain," 17 Sep. 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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18 Nov 2019

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“Rejoin.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 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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