conjoin

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French conjoindre, from Latin coniungo, from com- together + iungo join, equivalent to con- +‎ join

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kənˈdʒɔɪn/
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  • Rhymes: -ɔɪn

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conjoin (third-person singular simple present conjoins, present participle conjoining, simple past and past participle conjoined)

  1. (transitive) To join together; to unite; to combine.
    They are representatives that will loosely conjoin a nation.
  2. (transitive) To marry.
    I will conjoin you in holy matrimony.
  3. (transitive, grammar) To join as coordinate elements, often with a coordinating conjunction, such as coordinate clauses.
  4. (transitive, mathematics) To combine two sets, conditions, or expressions by a logical AND; to intersect.
  5. (intransitive) To unite, to join, to league.
    • c. 1587–1588, [Christopher Marlowe], Tamburlaine the Great. [] The First Part [], part 1, 2nd edition, London: [] [R. Robinson for] Richard Iones, [], published 1592, OCLC 932920499; reprinted as Tamburlaine the Great (A Scolar Press Facsimile), Menston, Yorkshire; London: Scolar Press, 1973, →ISBN, Act II, scene i:
      Our armie will be forty thouſand ſtrong,
      When Tamburlain and braue Theridamas
      Haue met vs by the riuer Araris:
      And all conioin’d to meete the witleſſe King,
      That now is marching neere to Parthia.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 2, ch. XVI, St. Edmund
      And the Body of one Dead; — a temple where the Hero-soul once was and now is not: Oh, all mystery, all pity, all mute awe and wonder; Supernaturalism brought home to the very dullest; Eternity laid open, and the nether Darkness and the upper Light-Kingdoms; — do conjoin there, or exist nowhere!

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