Definition of unite in English:

unite

verb

  • 1Come or bring together for a common purpose or action:

    [no object] ‘he called on the party to unite’
    [with object] ‘they are united by their love of cars’
    • ‘The question is, how are they to unite the whole people around a programme of land reform instituted only in Caroni?’
    • ‘Holding such an historic event here would be seen as a gesture to unite the whole country, one which would bring the monarchy back to the people - all the people.’
    • ‘We are determined and our whole nation is united very strongly against terrorism.’
    • ‘Three hugely significant events were being commemorated and the whole community united in many ways to celebrate them.’
    • ‘It is absolutely wonderful, like the rebirth of the church, and the whole community united for a champagne celebration at Christmas.’
    • ‘I also aim to unite people together in trying to secure a living allowance for all students.’
    • ‘I think it also showed New Yorkers that the whole United States united behind New York.’
    • ‘It also split rather than united the whole population, making the families withdraw into their ethnic groups.’
    • ‘News of her pregnancy unites them again after the marriage seemed to be over, but a later tragedy shatters his confidence, and his world begins to unravel.’
    • ‘The whole community unites in extending congratulations to this very popular couple.’
    • ‘The whole community united in support and some awe of the young Frenchman.’
    • ‘The whole world must unite to fight terror, no doubt about it, in all forms.’
    • ‘In recent centuries the world has become a globalized whole, united by the capitalist economic system.’
    • ‘These, they saw, provided the basis for setting up organisations that would unite the whole working class, first of all in Turin, and than across Italy.’
    • ‘The president said at the opening of the conference that whatever policy was passed, the whole union should unite around it.’
    • ‘In fact, unless I miss my guess, five of the seven are united in whole or part by a single topic: tort reform.’
    • ‘I could never understand why religions tended to divide rather than unite and here was an orientation to religion that was uniting the whole world.’
    • ‘By the time order was restored, it was clear that the whole family were united in boredom.’
    • ‘The free event is aimed at uniting communities and to re-build confidence and hope in the city's future.’
    • ‘The whole of the conference united against the government's plan for foundation hospitals.’
    unify, join, link, connect, combine, amalgamate, fuse, integrate, weld, bond, stick together, bring together, knit together
    join together, join forces, combine, associate, band together, club together, ally, cooperate, collaborate, work together, act together, pull together, get together, team up, go into partnership, work side by side, pool resources
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    1. 1.1 Come or bring together to form a whole:
      [no object] ‘the two Germanys officially united’
      [with object] ‘his work unites theory and practice’
      • ‘He unites them in marriage in a mass ceremony in a stadium.’
      • ‘What Newton did to simplify the planetary motions must now be done to unite in one whole the various isolated theories of mathematical physics.’
      • ‘The actress added how mutual cooperation made them unite into one whole being and stop thinking about who is a better partner.’
      • ‘The Nobel laureate Richard Feynman once made a tentative suggestion that a theory uniting quantum mechanics and relativity might lead to an objective state reduction, and others have taken up and built on this idea.’
      • ‘Another theory, supersymmetry, unites the building blocks - the quarks and the leptons - with the force carriers.’
      • ‘Many theoreticians and practitioners adopt the biopsychosocial perspective, as it unites methods and theory more clearly than the concept of ‘eclectic’.’
      • ‘With the marriage both kingdoms were united, but there were some who disliked the marriage.’
      • ‘For some, bourgeois marriage, by uniting procreation, sexuality, love, and a legal contract, functions as a moral legitimation of the political and social subordination of women.’
      • ‘After all, it's the only federation in the world that unites a whole continent.’
      • ‘Clearly, reading, as well as revolution, is the intertextual glue that unites these three novels.’
      • ‘As such, it is the critical aspect of making art, the linchpin that unites theory with practice and conjoins the intellect and the hand.’
      • ‘The new creature is the fruit of a spiritual marriage uniting the activity of the artist to the passivity of a given matter.’
      • ‘Each facet is like a puzzle piece - gather them together, unite them and the whole picture begins to emerge.’
      • ‘There is nothing to suggest that in the spring of 1860 Cavour envisaged uniting the whole peninsula of Italy.’
      • ‘The Gorgonzola united the whole dish without making it too overpoweringly ‘blue’.’
      • ‘Kublai Khan united the whole of China in 1279 and the Yuan dynasty came to power.’
      • ‘Hence he now tries to show how united the whole Torah is and attempts to relate it to life.’
      • ‘In them the cycle of birth, life and death is united into a whole.’
      • ‘Well, by adding this essay, the problem and the answer are united in a comprehensive whole.’
      • ‘His father, Vincenzio Galilei, was a musician whose originality and polemic talents fomented a revolution uniting practice and theory in music much as Galileo was to unite them in science.’
      join together, join forces, combine, associate, band together, club together, ally, cooperate, collaborate, work together, act together, pull together, get together, team up, go into partnership, work side by side, pool resources
      unify, join, link, connect, combine, amalgamate, fuse, integrate, weld, bond, stick together, bring together, knit together
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    2. 1.2archaic [with object] Join in marriage:
      ‘Lady Midlothian united herself to a man of bad character’
      • ‘Like many rulers, she used marriage as a means to create and cement alliances, uniting her daughter Henrietta Maria and Charles I of England, for example.’
      • ‘The marriage official returned the license to the clerk after certifying that he had performed a marriage ceremony uniting the couple named in the license.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin unit- joined together, from the verb unire, from unus one.

Pronunciation:

unite

/juːˈnʌɪt/