join
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French joindre, from Latin jungere — more at yoke Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. a. to put or bring together so as to form a unit <
join two blocks of wood with glue
>
b. to connect (as points) by a line c. adjoin 2. to put or bring into close association or relationship <
joined in marriage
>
3. to engage in (battle) 4. a. to come into the company of <
joined us for lunch
>
b. to associate oneself with <
joined the church
>
intransitive verb 1. a. to come together so as to be connected <
nouns join to form compounds
>
b. adjoin <
the two estates join
>
2. to come into close association or relationship: as a. to form an alliance b. to become a member of a group c. to take part in a collective activity <
join in singing
>
joinable adjective Synonyms: join, combine, unite, connect, link, associate, relate mean to bring or come together into some manner of union. 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
>
. II. noun Date: 1884 1. joint 2. union 2d

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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