dis·​unite (ˌ)dis-yü-ˈnīt How to pronounce disunite (audio)
disunited; disuniting; disunites

Examples of disunite in a Sentence

attempted to disunite the members of the club by vicious gossip
Recent Examples on the Web When the state is weak and the people disunited, as under Boris Yeltsin, the West exploits and weakens Russia and its people. Michael S. Neiberg, Washington Post, 12 June 2023 The moment, halfway through the king’s coronation, was a striking image of a family disunited and a reminder of the differing paths the two royal brothers have taken in the last three years. Max Colchester, wsj.com, 7 May 2023 Liberals, Lilla laments, have : lost themselves in the thickets of identity politics and developed a resentful, disuniting rhetoric of difference to match it. David Frum, The Atlantic, 18 Sep. 2017 Post-Trump, the Republican party will likely be disunited. Elliot Kaufman, National Review, 13 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of disunite was in 1598

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“Disunite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disunite. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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