verb \y-ˈnīt\

: 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


Full Definition of UNITE

transitive verb
a :  to put together to form a single unit
b :  to cause to adhere
c :  to link by a legal or moral bond
:  to possess (as qualities) in combination
intransitive verb
a :  to become one or as if one
b :  to become combined by or as if by adhesion or mixture
:  to act in concert
unit·er noun

Examples of UNITE

  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 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>.


noun \ˈyü-ˌnīt\

Definition of UNITE

:  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 of UNITE

obsolete unite united, from Middle English unit, from Latin unitus, past participle
First Known Use: 1604
UNITE Defined for Kids


verb \y-ˈnīt\

Definition of UNITE for Kids

:  to put or come together to form a single unit
:  to bind by legal or moral ties <This treaty will unite our nations.>
:  to join in action <The two groups united to improve schools.>


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