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1unite

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

unit·edunit·ing

Full Definition of UNITE

transitive verb
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
intransitive verb
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
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

Rhymes with UNITE

affright, air right, airtight, albite, Albright, alight, all right, all-night, a mite, aright, backbite, backlight, bauxite, bedight, birthright, black light, bleed white, bobwhite, bombsight, box kite, calcite, campsite, catfight, cockfight, contrite, cordite, Cushite, daylight, deadlight, delight, dendrite, despite, dogfight, downlight, downright, droplight, dust mite, earthlight, excite, eyebright, eyesight, fanlight, felsite, ferrite, finite, fire blight, firefight, firelight, first night, fistfight, flashlight, fleabite, floodlight, foresight, forthright, fortnight, freewrite, frostbite, Gadite, gall mite, gaslight, gastight, ghostwrite, goethite, graphite, green light, gummite, gunfight, half-light, halite, Hamite, handwrite, headlight, highlight, hindsight, Hittite, homesite, hoplite, Hussite, ignite, illite, infight, in-flight, incite, indict, indite, insight, in sight, invite, jacklight, jadeite, key light, lamplight, late blight, leucite, Levite, lighttight, lignite, limelight, lintwhite, lowlight, Lucite, Luddite, lyddite, marmite, Melchite, Memphite, midnight, millwright, moonlight, New Right, night-light, nitrite, off-site, off-white, on sight, on-site, outright, outsight, partite, peep sight, penlight, perlite, playwright, polite, preflight, prizefight, pyrite, quartzite, ratite, recite, red light, red-light, requite, respite, rewrite, rushlight, rust mite, safelight, samite, searchlight, Semite, Servite, Shemite, Shiite, shipwright, sidelight, sit tight, skintight, skylight, skywrite, slant height, smectite, snakebite, snow-white, sound bite, spaceflight, spotlight, stage fright, starlight, sternite, sticktight, stoplight, streetlight, stylite, sulfite, sunlight, Sunnite, taillight, termite, thermite, tonight, torchlight, trothplight, Twelfth Night, twilight, twi-night, typewrite, unsight, upright, uptight, wainwright, watch night, wax light, Web site, weeknight, wheelwright, white flight, white knight, x-height, zinc white

2unite

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

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