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rejoin


verb (used with object)

  1. to come again into the company of: to rejoin a party after a brief absence.
  2. to join together again; reunite.

verb (used without object)

  1. to become joined together again.

verb (used with object)

  1. to say in answer; reply, especially to counterreply.

verb (used without object)

  1. to answer; reply, especially to counterreply.
  2. Law. to answer a plaintiff’s replication.

verb

  1. to come again into company with (someone or something)
  2. (tr) to put or join together again; reunite

verb (tr)

  1. to say (something) in reply; answer, reply, or retort
  2. law to answer (a claimant’s reply)
v.1

also re-join, 1520s, “unite again, unite after separation” (transitive), from re- “again” + join (v.). Meaning “join the company of again” is from 1610s. Related: Rejoined; rejoining.

v.2

“to answer,” mid-15c., legal term, from Middle French rejoin-, stem of rejoindre “to answer to a legal charge,” from Old French re- “back” (see re-) + joindre “to join” (see join). General (non-legal) meaning first recorded 1630s.

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