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
Full Definition of unite
1 a : to put together to form a single unit b : to cause to adhere c : to link by a legal or moral bond
2 : to possess (as qualities) in combination
1 a : to become one or as if one b : to become combined by or as if by adhesion or mixture
2 : to act in concert
Examples of unite
Party members united in support of their candidate.
Students united to protest the tuition increase.
uniting against a common enemy
The struggle to end slavery united rich and poor.
A treaty united the independent nations.
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
Rhymes with unite
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Origin of unite
obsolete unite united, from Middle English unit, from Latin unitus, past participle
First Known Use: 1604
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