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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.


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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