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unite

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verb \yu̇-ˈnīt\

Simple Definition of unite

  • : to join together to do or achieve something

  • : to cause (two or more people or things) to be joined together and become one thing

  • : to become joined together as one thing

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of unite

united

uniting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to put together to form a single unit b :  to cause to adhere c :  to link by a legal or moral bond

  3. 2 :  to possess (as qualities) in combination

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 a :  to become one or as if one b :  to become combined by or as if by adhesion or mixture

  6. 2 :  to act in concert

uniter

noun

Examples of unite in a sentence

  1. Party members united in support of their candidate.

  2. Students united to protest the tuition increase.

  3. uniting against a common enemy

  4. The struggle to end slavery united rich and poor.

  5. A treaty united the independent nations.

  6. The sperm and egg unite to form an embryo.



Origin and Etymology of unite

Middle English, from Anglo-French uniter, from Latin unitus, past participle of unire, from unus one — more at one


First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of unite

join, combine, unite, connect, link, associate, relate mean to bring or come together into some manner of union. join implies a bringing into contact or conjunction of any degree of closeness <joined forces in an effort to win>. combine implies some merging or mingling with corresponding loss of identity of each unit <combined jazz and rock to create a new music>. unite implies somewhat greater loss of separate identity <the colonies united to form a republic>. connect suggests a loose or external attachment with little or no loss of identity <a mutual defense treaty connected the two nations>. link may imply strong connection or inseparability of elements still retaining identity <a name forever linked with liberty>. associate stresses the mere fact of frequent occurrence or existence together in space or in logical relation <opera is popularly associated with high society>. relate suggests the existence of a real or presumed logical connection <related what he observed to what he already knew>.

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unite

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noun \ˈyü-ˌnīt\

Definition of unite

  1. :  an old British gold 20-shilling piece issued first by James I in 1604 for the newly united England and Scotland —called also Jacobus



Origin and Etymology of unite

obsolete unite united, from Middle English unit, from Latin unitus, past participle


First Known Use: 1604



UNITE Defined for Kids

unite

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verb \yu̇-ˈnīt\

Definition of unite for Students

united

uniting

  1. 1 :  to put or come together to form a single unit

  2. 2 :  to bind by legal or moral ties <This treaty will unite our nations.>

  3. 3 :  to join in action <The two groups united to improve schools.>





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