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 Our team is united in the Movement for Black Lives. Jay Croft And Kevin Dotson, CNN, "Atlanta's WNBA team supports Black Lives Matter after pushback from co-owner, a US senator," 11 July 2020 And its commander in chief, rather than galvanizing a united front and leading a global effort, undermined international institutions, blamed foreign adversaries for his woes and blamed domestic rivals for the crisis. Washington Post, "The pandemic and the dawn of an ‘Asian Century’," 10 July 2020 But county leaders have yet to present a united front on reopening, and have not joined forces in a region-wide public awareness campaign. oregonlive, "Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington counties’ reopening plans on hold," 8 July 2020 There is probably no global threat that demands united action as much as climate change. Peter Ford, The Christian Science Monitor, "Power shift: How America’s retreat is reshaping global affairs," 26 June 2020 What would result would be a plan for a more united state of America. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc's TML: We're given empty symbolism in dire circumstances. Still, we can't breathe.," 2 June 2020 Gardner released an ad with praise from Colorado's Democratic governor, Jared Polis, and Tillis released a digital ad urging a united front in dealing with the pandemic. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "2020 Daily Trail Markers: Trump and Biden respond to Supreme Court's DACA decision," 18 June 2020 In what has been editorialized as a strained press conference Friday, the mayor and Police Chief Carmen Best attempted to put on a united front. Fox News, "Confusion reigns as Seattle's seized six blocks known as CHAZ purportedly changes name to CHOP: 'We're not trying to secede'," 15 June 2020 Although the virus has temporarily disabled Congress, Mr Vieira notes that the Supreme Court is acting in an unusually united way. The Economist, "Bello Does Jair Bolsonaro threaten Brazilian democracy?," 11 June 2020

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First Known Use of united

circa 1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of united was circa 1552

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“United.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/united. Accessed 3 Aug. 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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