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

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 In the early 2000s, China tried to present a united front against the mining companies that dominate the global iron-ore trade, negotiating long-term nationwide supply contracts. Rhiannon Hoyle, WSJ, 28 July 2022 The Chrisley family is a united front as Todd and Julie Chrisley deal with the fallout of their bank fraud and tax evasion convictions. Dory Jackson, PEOPLE.com, 14 July 2022 Washington's promise of greater support and engagement came at the end of the forum's first full day, as leaders sought to present a united front over their biggest challenge -- the climate crisis. Hilary Whiteman, CNN, 12 July 2022 So far the remaining Pac-12 schools are presenting a united front. Michelle Gardner, The Arizona Republic, 6 July 2022 Collaborate with other managers and/ or employee resource groups to present a united front. Caroline Ceniza-levine, Forbes, 22 June 2022 When Kraken Bank applied for its own Fed master account shortly thereafter, a united front of banking lobbying groups pushed back. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, 3 July 2022 The term revealed a court more inclined to bicker than to set aside differences in hopes of presenting a united front. Robert Barnes, Anchorage Daily News, 2 July 2022 In Gundy, however, the conservatives failed to keep up a united front. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 20 June 2022 See More

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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 12 Aug. 2022.

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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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