uni·​fy | \ ˈyü-nə-ˌfī How to pronounce unify (audio) \
unified; unifying

Definition of unify

transitive verb

: to make into a unit or a coherent whole : unite

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Other Words from unify

unifiable \ ˈyü-​nə-​ˌfī-​ə-​bəl How to pronounce unify (audio) \ adjective
unifier \ ˈyü-​nə-​ˌfī(-​ə)r How to pronounce unify (audio) \ noun

Examples of unify in a Sentence

The creation of the national railroad system unified the country. two very different people unified by a common belief
Recent Examples on the Web Finding enough savings and raising enough revenue will also be a significant challenge as Democrats try to unify around the $3.5 trillion plan. Andrew Duehren, WSJ, 20 July 2021 The goal is to unify efforts across the federal government to pursue and disrupt ransomware attackers. Rishi Iyengar, CNN, 8 July 2021 Levine Cava told The Washington Post that the goal is to find a way to unify groups raising funds and organize accordingly. Washington Post, 1 July 2021 One of the goals of the project was to unify PyTorch’s research and production capabilities into a single framework. Janakiram Msv, Forbes, 27 June 2021 Indeed, the short-term consequence of the Hamas escalation has been to unify an Israeli government that was unraveling behind its polarizing prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. Eli Lake, Star Tribune, 13 May 2021 The majority saw changing their name as a family expectation, a tradition that was worth honouring, a way to unify their family, or just easier. Mirel Zaman, refinery29.com, 5 May 2021 And, perhaps most important, the U.S. should press Egypt and Qatar to use their leverage to rein in Hamas and force Palestinians to hold new elections and unify their leadership with candidates who forswear violence against Israelis. Star Tribune, 6 July 2021 Its passage looks unlikely, but Democrats are working overtime to unify in its favor as Republicans stand firm in opposition. Editors, USA TODAY, 22 June 2021

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First Known Use of unify

1502, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for unify

Late Latin unificare, from Latin uni- + -ficare -fy

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“Unify.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unify. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unify

: to cause (people or things) to be joined or brought together


uni·​fy | \ ˈyü-nə-ˌfī How to pronounce unify (audio) \
unified; unifying

Kids Definition of unify

: to bring or come together into or as if into a single unit or group : unite The people were unified by a common belief.

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