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English noun: join

1. join (shape) the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made


Synonymsarticulation, joint, junction, juncture


Broader (hypernym)connection, connexion, link


Narrower (hyponym)esophagogastric junction, oesophagogastric junction

2. join (group) a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets


SamplesLet C be the union of the sets A and B.


Synonymssum, union


Broader (hypernym)set


Narrower (hyponym)direct sum


English verb: join

1. join (social) become part of; become a member of a group or organization


SamplesHe joined the Communist Party as a young man.


Synonymsfall in, get together


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP


Narrower (hyponym)affiliate, band oneself, infiltrate, league together, organise, organize, penetrate, rejoin, sign up, unify, unionise, unionize, unite

2. join (contact) cause to become joined or linked


SamplesJoin these two parts so that they fit together.


Synonymsbring together


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)connect, link, link up, tie


Narrower (hyponym)anastomose, ancylose, ankylose, assemble, bridge, close, close, close up, cog, connect, connect, couple, fair, inosculate, ligate, match, match, mate, miter, mortice, mortise, pair, piece, ply, put together, rabbet, rebate, scarf, seam, set up, sovietise, sovietize, tack, tack together, twin


Causeconjoin, join


Antonymsdisjoin, disjoint

3. join (social) come into the company of


SamplesShe joined him for a drink.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

4. join (contact) make contact or come together


SamplesThe two roads join here.


Synonymsconjoin


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)connect, link, link up, tie


Narrower (hyponym)anastomose, attach, copulate, couple, cross-link, engraft, entwine, feather, graft, ingraft, inosculate, knit, mate, pair, patch, piece, quilt, solder, splice, splice, weld, yoke


Antonymsdisjoin, disjoint

5. join (stative) be or become joined or united or linked


SamplesThe two streets connect to become a highway.
Our paths joined.
The travelers linked up again at the airport.


Synonymsconnect, link, link up, unite


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Narrower (hyponym)articulate, complect, interconnect, interlink, syndicate









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