unify

verb
uni·​fy | \ ˈyü-nə-ˌfī \
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 \ adjective
unifier \ ˈyü-​nə-​ˌfī(-​ə)r \ 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

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So far, House Democrats appear largely unified in their plan to vote to re-open government without the money Trump is demanding to build the border wall. Lisa Mascaro, The Seattle Times, "Tops on House Dems to-do list: Try to end shutdown," 1 Jan. 2019 But in their dismay, many liberals might be missing something important: Not everyone in the Trump camp is unified behind a single candidate, let alone a guiding conservative judicial philosophy, to replace retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. latimes.com, "How Trump could do the least damage with his Supreme Court pick," 7 July 2018 The working group was formed in hopes of streamlining and unifying some of those regulations. Matt Murschel, OrlandoSentinel.com, "ACC coaches, administrators searching for a good answer to transfer reform," 17 May 2018 Ideology, conceived of in terms of a basket of policies unified by an overarching view of government, did not seem to be a decisive factor one way or another. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "The strange argument that Democrats actually lost the midterms, debunked," 9 Nov. 2018 A year after Charlottesville, Republicans are more unified around him. Fox News, "Kellyanne Conway talks race relations in America; Sens. Graham and Reed on Space Force and sanctions," 12 Aug. 2018 But in the 17th century the country was unified by a founder-king and lama called Ngawang Namgyal (1594–1651), the first Zhabdrung, and the greatest. Lawrence Osborne, Town & Country, "Why Everyone Is Traveling to Bhutan," 30 Mar. 2015 In 2008, Google launched a project called Google Health, which aimed to unify patients’ medical data stored by different providers. Dami Lee, The Verge, "Google hires a health care CEO to organize its fragmented health initiatives," 9 Nov. 2018 Three years later North and South Korea became sovereign nations, and two years after that, on June 25, 1950, the North sneak-attacked its southern rival, looking to unify the peninsula by force. CBS News, "Can Trump and Kim end the 68-year-old Korean War?," 9 June 2018

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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

verb

English Language Learners Definition of unify

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

unify

verb
uni·​fy | \ ˈyü-nə-ˌfī \
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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