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unify

[yoo-nuh-fahy]
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verb (used with or without object), u·ni·fied, u·ni·fy·ing.
  1. to make or become a single unit; unite: to unify conflicting theories; to unify a country.
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Origin of unify

1495–1505; < Late Latin ūnificāre, equivalent to Latin ūni- uni- + -ficāre -fy
Related formsu·ni·fi·er, nounnon·u·ni·fied, adjectivequa·si-u·ni·fied, adjectivere·u·ni·fy, verb (used with object), re·u·ni·fied, re·u·ni·fy·ing.un·u·ni·fied, adjective

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combine, merge, fuse, coalesce.
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reunify

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
  1. (tr) to bring together again (something, esp a country, previously divided)
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Derived Formsreunification, noun

unify

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
  1. to make or become one; unite
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Derived Formsunifiable, adjectiveunifier, noun

Word Origin

C16: from Medieval Latin ūnificāre, from Latin ūnus one + facere to make
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Word Origin and History for reunify

v.

also re-unify, 1879, from re- + unify. Related: Reunified; reunifying.

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unify

v.

c.1500, "to make into one," from Middle French unifier (14c.), from Late Latin unificare "make one," from Latin uni- "one" (see uni-) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Related: Unified; unifying. Unified (field) theory in physics is recorded from 1935.

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