unit·​ed | \ yu̇-ˈnī-təd How to pronounce united (audio) \

Definition of united

1 : made one : combined
2 : relating to or produced by joint action a united effort
3 : being in agreement : harmonious a united family

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Other Words from united

unitedly adverb

Examples of united in a Sentence

a united campaign against drug abuse the party must present a united front if it hopes to win the election
Recent Examples on the Web Breakup aside, the former couple keeps a united front on their HGTV show. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How 'Flip or Flop' Stars Tarek El Moussa and Christina Anstead Work Together After Divorce," 20 Feb. 2020 National Security Council officials met to discuss the implications: A united front against Iran — carefully built by the Trump administration over more than two years — seemed to be crumbling. Mark Mazzetti, New York Times, "How Months of Miscalculation Led the U.S. and Iran to the Brink of War," 13 Feb. 2020 The new party was absorbed into KANU at Kenyatta’s urging to form a united front at the time of independence. Washington Post, "Daniel arap Moi, former Kenyan president who ruled with iron fist, dies at 95," 4 Feb. 2020 The lack of a united front has many party leaders anxious — and for good reason. Jonathan Martin, New York Times, "A Major Fear for Democrats: Will the Party Come Together by November?," 24 Jan. 2020 McConnell has worked to maintain a united GOP front among members of his conference and with Trump. David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner, "'Pissing in the wind': Why not a single Republican is poised to vote to convict Trump," 22 Jan. 2020 In drawing dozens of world leaders to the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem, Israel had hoped to present a united front in commemorating the genocide of European Jewry and warning against the perils of modern-day anti-Semitism. NBC News, "Russia-Poland feud over World War II history clouds Auschwitz anniversary," 22 Jan. 2020 The united front both speaks to and belies the pact’s unusual politics. Tom Benning, Dallas News, "Senate approves USMCA, as Texas Sens. Cornyn and Cruz back Trump’s revamped North American trade deal," 16 Jan. 2020 Disrespect and exclusion united romance authors in the first place. Christine Larson, The Conversation, "If the Romance Writers of America can implode over racism, no group is safe," 22 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of united

circa 1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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English Language Learners Definition of united

: involving people or groups working together to achieve something
: made up of members who share the same purpose, interest, etc.


unit·​ed | \ yu̇-ˈnī-təd \

Kids Definition of united

1 : made one United States of America
2 : having the same goals, ideas, and principles The jury is united in its belief of her innocence.

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