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

transitive verb

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

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 The new map also uses the Miami River as a boundary between Districts 1, 3 and 5, unifying the Overtown neighborhood. Tess Riski, Miami Herald, 9 May 2024 Protests at American colleges over the Israeli-Hamas war in Gaza are dividing Democrats and unifying Republicans as fears of campus violence loom. Susan Page, USA TODAY, 8 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for unify 

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1502, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unify was in 1502

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“Unify.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unify. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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

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