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."

Primary Meanings of join

1.
vn
cause to become joined or linked
the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
2.
v
come into the company of
Full Definitions of join
1

v cause to become joined or linked

join these two parts so that they fit together”
Synonyms:
bring together
Antonyms:
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
Type of:
connect, link, link up, tie
connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces

v make contact or come together

“The two roads join here”
Synonyms:
conjoin
Antonyms:
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
Type of:
connect, link, link up, tie
connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces

v 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

n the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made

Synonyms:
articulation, joint, junction, juncture
Types:
esophagogastric junction, oesophagogastric junction
the junction between the esophagus and the stomach epithelium
Type of:
connection, connexion, link
a connecting shape

n a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets

Synonyms:
sum, union
Types:
direct sum
a union of two disjoint sets in which every element is the sum of an element from each of the disjoint sets
Type of:
set
a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
2

v come into the company of

“She joined him for a drink”

v 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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