join implies a bringing into contact or conjunction of any degree of closeness.
joined forces in an effort to win
combine implies some merging or mingling with corresponding loss of identity of each unit.
combined jazz and rock to create a new music
unite implies somewhat greater loss of separate identity.
the colonies united to form a republic
connect suggests a loose or external attachment with little or no loss of identity.
a mutual defense treaty connected the two nations
link may imply strong connection or inseparability of elements still retaining identity.
a name forever linked with liberty
associate stresses the mere fact of frequent occurrence or existence together in space or in logical relation.
opera is popularly associated with high society
relate suggests the existence of a real or presumed logical connection.
related what he observed to what he already knew
The islands are joined by a bridge.
He insisted that I join them for lunch.
We're going out for lunch. Would you like to join us?
The magician asked for a volunteer from the audience to join him on stage.
Everyone here joins me in congratulating you on a job well done!
The singer started alone but soon the whole audience joined in.
I joined the line and waited patiently to buy a ticket.
Hundreds of people have joined the effort to save the building from demolition.
He agreed to join the debate. Join the Navy and see the world!Noun
a small crack in the chalice at the join of the stem and the bowl See More
Recent Examples on the Web
To see more game results from your favorite team, download the ScoreStream app and join over 10 million users nationwide who share the scores of their favorite teams with one another in real-time.—Indy Star Ai Sports, The Indianapolis Star, 21 Jan. 2023 Kindness is also a reason some stars join indie films, whether to support emerging talent, industry pals or both.—Gregg Goldstein, Variety, 21 Jan. 2023 As a member of NATO, Turkey has veto power over allowing new countries to join.—Los Angeles Times, 20 Jan. 2023 Travis Hunter, the nation’s No. 1 overall recruit in the 2022 class, flipped from Florida State to join Sanders at Jackson State, an unprecedented move at the time.—Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, 20 Jan. 2023 Of course, if the federal government tracks citizens through waste purportedly for health reasons, that opens the door to an entirely new world—one that not every community will likely want to join.—Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 20 Jan. 2023 In addition, Greene and Gosar are set to join the House Oversight Committee.—Brian Bennett, Time, 20 Jan. 2023 His father, Michael, worked as a publisher for Carl Fischer Music; his mother, May, was a harpist who in 1919 became the first woman to join the orchestra at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, then played at several Hollywood film studios.—Chris Koseluk, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Jan. 2023 The 19-year-old rookie lost his passport, according to The Athletic, but found it and was able to join the team on Wednesday.—Detroit Free Press, 20 Jan. 2023 See More
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Verb and Noun
Middle English, from Anglo-French joindre, from Latin jungere — more at yoke