unite

verb
\ yu̇-ˈnīt How to pronounce unite (audio) \
united; uniting

Definition of unite

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : to put together to form a single unit
b : to cause to adhere
c : to link by a legal or moral bond
2 : to possess (different things, such as qualities) in combination

intransitive verb

1a : to become one or as if one
b : to become combined by or as if by adhesion or mixture
2 : to act in concert

unite

noun
\ ˈyü-ˌnīt How to pronounce unite (audio) \

Definition of unite (Entry 2 of 2)

: an old British gold 20-shilling piece issued first by James I in 1604 for the newly united England and Scotland

called also Jacobus

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Other Words from unite

Verb

uniter noun

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Verb

join, combine, unite, connect, link, associate, relate mean to bring or come together into some manner of union. join implies a bringing into contact or conjunction of any degree of closeness. joined forces in an effort to win combine implies some merging or mingling with corresponding loss of identity of each unit. combined jazz and rock to create a new music unite implies somewhat greater loss of separate identity. the colonies united to form a republic connect suggests a loose or external attachment with little or no loss of identity. a mutual defense treaty connected the two nations link may imply strong connection or inseparability of elements still retaining identity. a name forever linked with liberty associate stresses the mere fact of frequent occurrence or existence together in space or in logical relation. opera is popularly associated with high society relate suggests the existence of a real or presumed logical connection. related what he observed to what he already knew

Examples of unite in a Sentence

Verb Party members united in support of their candidate. Students united to protest the tuition increase. uniting against a common enemy The struggle to end slavery united rich and poor. A treaty united the independent nations. The sperm and egg unite to form an embryo.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb One Arizona is a coalition of nearly two dozen community groups that united against SB 1070 when it was introduced in 2010. Brieanna J. Frank, azcentral, "'If we're not voting, we're not changing anything': One Arizona launches effort to register 250,000 voters," 8 Feb. 2020 Despite their differences, the one thing that unites Democrats is their desire to make Donald Trump a one-term president. NBC News, "Meet the Press - February 2, 2020," 2 Feb. 2020 Is there any vision for Napa Valley’s future that could unite the wine industry and its critics? Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "Vineyards versus vernal pools: On Napa’s Atlas Peak, a neighbors’ dispute turns ugly," 22 Jan. 2020 That does not exclude, however, the need for some core ideology that unites the disparate factions. Ed Burmila, The New Republic, "Democrats Should Embrace a Few Purity Tests," 21 Jan. 2020 The nominee has to be able to unite the party and then the country. NBC News, "A more combative Biden works to stave off collapse after Iowa letdown," 6 Feb. 2020 Last year, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker joined the 2020 presidential race with a call for Americans to unite in a time of bitter polarization. BostonGlobe.com, "This day in history," 1 Feb. 2020 That happened because Hungary’s perennially fractured opposition for once managed to unite, holding a primary election in Budapest to decide on a single contender and elsewhere forming pacts to achieve the same goal. The Economist, "Unite or die The plight of Hungary’s opposition," 30 Jan. 2020 The Ukraine business was the perfect way to unite the growing number of Democrats for impeachment with freshmen from swing districts whose constituents are more interested in protecting coverage of pre-existing conditions. Matthew Continetti, National Review, "Nadler’s Folly," 24 Jan. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun SoCal Veg Fest opens this weekend Lovers of Beyond Meat burgers, quinoa bowls and tofu scrambles unite: The SoCal VegFest, an event designed especially for vegans, will sprout this weekend at the OC Fair & Event Center. Daily Pilot, "Around Town: Annual OC Japan Fair will bring taste of culture, tradition to O.C. fairgrounds," 17 Oct. 2019 Literally hundreds of planes, flying very low, disgorged colored parachutes marking the different unites. Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press, "What the Free Press front page looked like as D-Day unfolded," 5 June 2019 Of course, Vera conveniently leaves out the fact that when a jinn and a human unite, the human's soul is utterly destroyed. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Review: Teenagers must ward off mischievous supernatural beings in Jinn," 23 June 2019 Despite his constant movement, the usual engine Victor Moses was finding little room to do much as Croatia's tight defensive unite monitored his runs throughout. Luis Miguel Echegaray, SI.com, "WATCH: Croatia Rides Modric Penalty Kick, Own Goal to Win Over Nigeria," 16 June 2018 From David to Erika to 'D' to the gender neutral, elephant-human-hybrid Eureka who perseveres in the face of adversity - all of these persons with their strengths and flaws - unite in me. Megan Friedman, Seventeen, ""Drag Race" Finalist Eureka O’Hara Says It's Time for Big Girls To Rule The World," 25 June 2018 Much more interesting would be seeing superstars team up, or former teammates re-unite. Si.com Staff, SI.com, "Nine Innings: The Yankees' Greatest Need, Unlikely All-Stars and Midsummer Classic Changes," 11 June 2018 Kroger sells off convenience store business for $2.15B Kroger has sold off its convenience store business unite to EG Group for approximately $2.15 billion. Kara Driscoll, ajc, "5 surprising ways Kroger is changing stores in 2018," 30 May 2018 With Rihanna co-chairing the event, expect to see at least some of the cast unite on the Met Gala carpet. Maeve Mcdermott, USA TODAY, "Met Gala 2018: Everything you need to know about fashion's biggest party," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of unite

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

Noun

1604, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for unite

Verb

Middle English, from Anglo-French uniter, from Latin unitus, past participle of unire, from unus one — more at one

Noun

obsolete unite united, from Middle English unit, from Latin unitus, past participle

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The first known use of unite was in the 15th century

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23 Feb 2020

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“Unite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unite. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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unite

verb
How to pronounce unite (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of unite

: to join together to do or achieve something
: to cause (two or more people or things) to be joined together and become one thing
: to become joined together as one thing

unite

verb
\ yu̇-ˈnīt How to pronounce unite (audio) \
united; uniting

Kids Definition of unite

1 : to put or come together to form a single unit
2 : to bind by legal or moral ties This treaty will unite our nations.
3 : to join in action The two groups united to improve schools.

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