join

join
joinable, adj.
/joyn/, v.t.
1. to bring in contact, connect, or bring or put together: to join hands; to join pages with a staple.
2. to come into contact or union with: The brook joins the river.
3. to bring together in a particular relation or for a specific purpose, action, etc.; unite: to join forces against the smugglers.
4. to become a member of (an organization, party, etc.): to join a club.
5. to enlist in (one of the armed forces): to join the Navy.
6. to come into the company of; meet or accompany: I'll join you later.
7. to participate with (someone) in some act or activity: My wife joins me in thanking you for the gift.
8. to unite in marriage.
9. to meet or engage in (battle, conflict, etc.): The opposing armies joined battle.
10. to adjoin; meet: His land joins mine.
11. to draw a curve or straight line between: to join two points on a graph.
v.i.
12. to come into or be in contact or connection: a place where cliffs and sea join.
13. to become united, associated, or combined; associate or ally oneself; participate (usually fol. by with): Please join with us in our campaign.
14. to take part with others (often fol. by in): Let's all join in.
15. to be contiguous or close; lie or come together; form a junction: Our farms join along the river.
16. to enlist in one of the armed forces (often fol. by up): He joined up to fight for his country.
17. to meet in battle or conflict.
n.
18. a joining.
19. a place or line of joining; seam.
20. Math. union (def. 10a).
[1250-1300; ME joinen < OF joign- (s. of joindre to join) < L jungere to YOKE, join]
Syn. 1. link, couple, fasten, attach; conjoin, combine; associate, consolidate, amalgamate. JOIN, CONNECT, UNITE all imply bringing two or more things together more or less closely. JOIN may refer to a connection or association of any degree of closeness, but often implies direct contact: One joins the corners of a mortise together. CONNECT implies a joining as by a tie, link, or wire: One connects two batteries. UNITE implies a close joining of two or more things, so as to form one: One unites layers of veneer sheets to form plywood. 10. abut, border.
Ant. 1, 12. separate, divide.

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