join

To join is to connect, attach, or become a member of. You could join two puzzle pieces together or join the Girl Scouts; it's your choice.

You can join two plastic tubes to make a long tunnel for your pet hamster, and you can also join a club — in other words, become a member or a part of the group. You can also join in with a song or join the staff of a swimming pool as a lifeguard. Join comes from the Old French word joindre, "connect or unite," from the Latin root iungere, "to join together, unite, or yoke."

Definitions of join
  1. verb
    cause to become joined or linked
    join these two parts so that they fit together”
    synonyms: bring together
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    disjoin, disjoint
    make disjoint, separated, or disconnected; undo the joining of
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    ancylose, ankylose
    produce ankylosis by surgery
    connect
    join for the purpose of communication
    connect
    join by means of communication equipment
    miter
    fit together in a miter joint
    ply
    join together as by twisting, weaving, or molding
    close, close up
    unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
    anastomose, inosculate
    cause to join or open into each other by anastomosis
    couple, match, mate, pair, twin
    bring two objects, ideas, or people together
    match
    give or join in marriage
    mortice, mortise
    join by a tenon and mortise
    cog
    join pieces of wood with cogs
    fair
    join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly
    scarf
    unite by a scarf joint
    rebate
    join with a rebate
    rabbet
    join with a rabbet joint
    seam
    put together with a seam
    bridge
    make a bridge across
    close
    bring together all the elements or parts of
    ligate
    join letters in a ligature when writing
    assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together
    create by putting components or members together
    sovietise, sovietize
    bring under Soviet control, of a country
    mismate
    provide with an unsuitable mate
    mismatch
    match badly; match two objects or people that do not go together
    suture
    join with a suture
    comfit, confect, confection
    make into a confection
    confuse, jumble, mix up
    assemble without order or sense
    reassemble
    assemble once again, after taking something apart
    configure
    set up for a particular purpose
    compound
    create by mixing or combining
    rig up
    erect or construct, especially as a temporary measure
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    connect, link, link up, tie
    connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
  2. verb
    make contact or come together
    “The two roads join here”
    synonyms: conjoin
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    disjoin, disjoint
    become separated, disconnected or disjoint
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    feather
    join tongue and groove, in carpentry
    attach
    become attached
    cross-link
    join by creating covalent bonds (of adjacent chains of a polymer or protein)
    anastomose, inosculate
    come together or open into each other
    yoke
    become joined or linked together
    engraft, graft, ingraft
    cause to grow together parts from different plants
    splice
    join together so as to form new genetic combinations
    splice
    join the ends of
    patch, piece
    to join or unite the pieces of
    solder
    join or fuse with solder
    weld
    join together by heating
    quilt
    stitch or sew together
    entwine, knit
    tie or link together
    nick
    mate successfully; of livestock
    agglutinate
    string together (morphemes in an agglutinating language)
    implant
    become attached to and embedded in the uterus
    fasten
    become fixed or fastened
    adhere, bind, bond, hold fast, stick, stick to
    stick to firmly
    tread
    mate with
    serve, service
    mate with
    spat
    become permanently attached
    vamp, vamp up
    piece (something old) with a new part
    dip solder
    solder by immersion in a bath of molten solder
    soft-solder
    repair with soft-solder
    braze
    solder together by using hard solder with a high melting point
    spot-weld, spotweld
    make circular welds
    butt-weld, buttweld
    join by a butt weld
    purl stitch
    make with purl stitches
    intertwine, loop
    make a loop in
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    connect, link, link up, tie
    connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
  3. verb
    be or become joined or united or linked
    “Our paths joined
    synonyms: connect, link, link up, unite
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    syndicate
    join together into a syndicate
    articulate
    unite by forming a joint or joints
    complect, interconnect, interlink
    be interwoven or interconnected
    intercommunicate
    be interconnected, afford passage
  4. noun
    the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
    synonyms: articulation, joint, junction, juncture
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    esophagogastric junction, oesophagogastric junction
    the junction between the esophagus and the stomach epithelium
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    connection, connexion, link
    a connecting shape
  5. noun
    a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets
    synonyms: sum, union
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    direct sum
    a union of two disjoint sets in which every element is the sum of an element from each of the disjoint sets
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    set
    a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
  6. verb
    come into the company of
    “She joined him for a drink”
  7. verb
    become part of; become a member of a group or organization
    “He joined the Communist Party as a young man”
    synonyms: fall in, get together
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    sign up
    join a club, an activity, etc. with the intention to join or participate, "Sign up for yoga classes"
    band oneself, league together
    attach oneself to a group
    organise, organize, unionise, unionize
    form or join a union
    affiliate
    join in an affiliation
    rejoin
    join again
    infiltrate, penetrate
    enter a group or organization in order to spy on the members
    unify, unite
    act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
    league
    unite to form a league
    federalise, federalize, federate
    unite on a federal basis or band together as a league
    enlist
    join the military
    confederate
    form a confederation with; of nations
    ally with
    unite formally; of interest groups or countries
    associate, consociate
    bring or come into association or action
    band together, confederate
    form a group or unite
    reunify, reunite
    unify again, as of a country
    conjoin, espouse, get hitched with, get married, hook up with, marry, wed
    take in marriage
    couple, pair, pair off, partner off
    form a pair or pairs
    club
    unite with a common purpose
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