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 The new Outlook client for Windows will unify the web and offline clients—when it's done, anyway. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 18 May 2022 Digital experience systems unify their digital technology stacks. Zack Hamilton, Forbes, 3 May 2022 Chappell’s goal was to unify the interior space, create more of a flow between the rooms by punching through one of the walls, remodel the bathrooms, and start with a clean canvas of Simply White paint by Benjamin Moore. Christine Lennon, Sunset Magazine, 15 Mar. 2022 Whether with process or people (or both), companies that unify S+P can help CXOs and boards make better decisions, both for risk reduction and opportunity potential. Michael Gurau, Forbes, 6 June 2022 And the coach already has taken steps to unify former Cardinal players who have felt ostracized by the program, including the hire of Louisville legend Milt Wagner as the director of player development and alumni relations. Brett Dawson, The Courier-Journal, 26 May 2022 And that will be part of Biden's mission over the next week -- to unify the region around Taiwan as a deterrent to any Chinese belligerence. Brad Lendon, CNN, 19 May 2022 In an effort to unify the junior middleweight belts, the two champions fought to a draw July 17 at the AT&T Center. Matt Young, Chron, 13 May 2022 Eurovision launched in 1956, in part as a postwar effort to unify Europe. Nick Vivarelli, Variety, 13 May 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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28 Jun 2022

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“Unify.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unify. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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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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