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 In Iran, President Hassan Rouhani expressed hope Thursday that the Biden administration will rejoin the accord and lift the U.S. sanctions that Washington re-imposed under Trump, according to state television. Matthew Lee, ajc, "Biden repudiates Trump on Iran, ready for talks on nuke deal," 19 Feb. 2021 Marcus Foligno was the first active Wild player to go into the protocols this season, on Jan. 31, and the first to rejoin the team, skating Friday alongside such regulars as Zach Parise, Kevin Fiala and Kirill Kaprizov. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, "Wild returns to practice, with several regulars still sidelined," 12 Feb. 2021 Saint Louis rejoin the poll this week, replacing dropouts Clemson and Colorado. Eddie Timanus, USA TODAY, "Gonzaga stays No. 1; Alabama, Kansas lead shuffling in Ferris Mowers Men's Basketball Coaches Poll," 25 Jan. 2021 Biden can petition to rejoin the agreement on Day One, with re-entry to take effect 30 days later. Gregory Korte,, "Biden’s Promises for Day One Could Take Months to Fulfill," 15 Jan. 2021 In barely a week in office, Biden has moved to rejoin the Paris climate accord, halt the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, impose new limits on oil and gas production and mandate climate change as a priority across every federal agency. Author: Juliet Eilperin, Brady Dennis, Anchorage Daily News, "As Biden vows monumental action on climate change, a fight with the fossil fuel industry has only begun," 28 Jan. 2021 On Day One alone, Biden has promised to extend the pause on federal student loan payments, move to have the U.S. rejoin the World Health Organization and Paris climate accord and ask Americans to commit to 100 days of mask-wearing. Will Weissert, Star Tribune, "Biden has set sky-high expectations. Can he meet them?," 19 Jan. 2021 Biden will end Trump's restriction on immigration to the U.S. from some Muslim-majority countries, move to rejoin the Paris climate accord and mandate mask-wearing on federal property and during interstate travel. Arkansas Online, "In inaugural address, Biden will appeal to national unity," 18 Jan. 2021 On the first day of his administration, Biden plans to rejoin the accord. Rebecca Morin, USA TODAY, "Biden's first 100 days: From reversing Trump’s immigration policies to COVID-19 relief, here’s what's on the agenda," 18 Jan. 2021

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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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23 Feb 2021

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“Rejoin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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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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