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

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 For years, Roxbury Prep scoured the city for a place to unify its 650, primarily Black and Latino high school students, who are currently divided between its Hyde Park and Roxbury campuses. Tiana Woodard, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Sep. 2022 The two Republican candidates have similar challenges: Both have tarnished public images, and both have work to do to unify their party behind them. Kris Maher, WSJ, 2 Sep. 2022 Their guiding principles are to guardian the earth, communicate in a nonviolent way, share knowledge and resources, and unify youth activists. Amelia Arvesen, Outside Online, 17 Aug. 2022 Deep wooden eaves supported by rafters shelter and unify the structure. Spencer Elliott, Forbes, 12 Aug. 2022 But to defeat Evers in November, the party will have to unify after the most expensive and bitter GOP primary for statewide office in memory. Craig Gilbert, Journal Sentinel, 10 Aug. 2022 The former president and his Republican allies are attempting to use the search to galvanize and unify the party. Gregory Svirnovskiy, The Arizona Republic, 9 Aug. 2022 Amethod for some of trying to unify people has now divided audiences on whether a stereotype is relatable or harmful, with amplified risk on the stage during a standup set. Staff Report, USA TODAY, 3 Aug. 2022 His rule was making a costume to put people in, that would both inspire, unify, and impress them. Rica Cerbarano, Vogue, 22 Aug. 2022 See More

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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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More Definitions for unify


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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