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rejoin

Verb

1 join again
2 answer back [syn: retort, come back, repay, return, riposte]

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

rejoindre; pref. re- re- + joindre to join. See Join, and confer Rejoinder.

Verb

  1. To join again; to unite after separation.
  2. To come, or go, again into the presence of; to join the company of again.
    Meet and rejoin me, in the pensive grot. Pope.
  3. To state in reply; -- followed by an object clause.
  4. : To answer to a reply.
  5. : (Law) To answer, as the defendant to the plaintiff's replication.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

acknowledge, answer, answer back, come back, come back at, come in, confute, countercharge, counterclaim, echo, flash back, give acknowledgment, give answer, make a rebuttal, react, rebut, reecho, refute, reply, respond, retort, return, return answer, return for answer, reverberate, riposte, say, say in reply, shoot back, surrebut, surrejoin, talk back
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