- to join, combine, or incorporate so as to form a single whole or unit.
- to cause to adhere: to unite two pieces of wood with glue.
- to cause to be in a state of mutual sympathy, or to have a common opinion or attitude.
- to have or exhibit in union or combination: a person who unites generosity and forgiveness.
- to join in marriage.
- to become joined together or combined so as to form a single whole.
- to act in concert or agreement.
- to share a common opinion, attitude, etc.
- to be joined by or as if by adhesion.
Origin of unite1
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- a former gold coin of England, equal to 20 shillings, issued under James I and Charles I.
Origin of unite2
Examples from the Web for unite
The community is sending a strong message that this is not a project to unite us all.The Science Community’s Fight Over an Artificial Brain
July 10, 2014
But something that does unite them is a consistent—in fact a constant—engagement with 1787.One U.S. Constitution Just Wasn’t Enough
July 4, 2014
There is no possible immigration plan that 218 Republican members of Congress could unite behind.Even a Path to Citizenship for Military Volunteers Is Too Much for House Republicans
April 7, 2014
The newest savior of the party is more likely to split it than unite it.5 Reasons Why Republicans Should Say No to Jeb 2016
April 1, 2014
“There is a definite need for operatives who have the ability and interest to unite conservatives,” Holmes said.Can ‘the Traitor’ Jesse Benton Unite the GOP?
March 28, 2014
Let us, then, fellow-citizens, unite with one heart and one mind.
And we are confident in principles that unite and lead us onward.
How calculated is this precedure to allay animosities and unite hearts!Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
They've been trying to unite, but we hear they haven't succeeded.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
Of all the ties that unite men in this world, that of a common danger is the strongest.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
- to make or become an integrated whole or a unity; combine
- to join, unify or be unified in purpose, action, beliefs, etc
- to enter or cause to enter into an association or alliance
- to adhere or cause to adhere; fuse
- (tr) to possess or display (qualities) in combination or at the same timehe united charm with severity
- archaic to join or become joined in marriage
- an English gold coin minted in the Stuart period, originally worth 20 shillings
Word Origin and History for unite
early 15c., from Latin unitus, past participle of unire "to unite," from unus "one" (see one). Related: United; uniting.