verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French rejoindre, from re- + joindre to join — more at join Date: 15th century 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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Rejoin — Re*join (r? join ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rejoined} ( joind ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Rejoining}.] [F. rejoindre; pref. re re + joindre to join. See {Join}, and cf. {Rejoinder}.] 1. To join again; to unite after separation. [1913 Webster] 2. To come, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rejoin — rejoin, re join The verb rejoin (with the stress on the second syllable) means ‘to say in answer’. Re join (with hyphen) means ‘to join again’ …   Modern English usage

  • rejoin — Ⅰ. rejoin [1] ► VERB 1) join together again. 2) return to. Ⅱ. rejoin [2] ► VERB ▪ say in reply; retort. ORIGIN Old French rejo …   English terms dictionary

  • Rejoin — Re*join , v. i. 1. To answer to a reply. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) To answer, as the defendant to the plaintiff s replication. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rejoin — I (congregate) verb assemble, associate, cluster, collect, concentrate, convocate, forgather, meet with, muster, reassemble, reconcentrate, regroup, rendezvous with, reunite II (retort) verb acknowledge, answer, confute, counter, countercharge,… …   Law dictionary

  • rejoin — *answer, respond, reply, retort Contrasted words: question, interrogate, *ask, inquire, query, catechize, examine …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • rejoin — rejoin1 [rē join′] vt. [< MFr rejoindre: see REJOIN2] 1. to come into the company of again 2. to join together again; reunite 3. to become a member of again after a lapse in membership vi. to become joined together again rejoin2 [ri join′] …   English World dictionary

  • rejoin — rejoins, rejoining, rejoined (Pronounced [[t]ri͟ːʤɔ͟ɪn[/t]] for meanings 1, 2, and 3, and [[t]rɪʤɔ͟ɪn[/t]] for meaning 4.) 1) VERB If you rejoin a group, club, or organization, you become a member of it again after not being a member for a period …   English dictionary

  • rejoin — {{11}}rejoin (1) join again, 1540s, from RE (Cf. re ) again + JOIN (Cf. join) (v.). {{12}}rejoin (2) to answer, mid 15c., legal term, from M.Fr. rejoin , stem of rejoindre to answer to a legal charge, from O.Fr …   Etymology dictionary

  • rejoin — UK [ˌriːˈdʒɔɪn] / US [ˌrɪˈdʒɔɪn] verb [transitive] Word forms rejoin : present tense I/you/we/they rejoin he/she/it rejoins present participle rejoining past tense rejoined past participle rejoined 1) to return to a group of people who you were… …   English dictionary

  • rejoin — rejoin1 /ree joyn /, v.t. 1. to come again into the company of: to rejoin a party after a brief absence. 2. to join together again; reunite. v.i. 3. to become joined together again. [1535 45; RE + JOIN] rejoin2 /ri joyn /, v.t. 1. to say in… …   Universalium

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