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unify

[ yoo-nuh-fahy ]
/ ˈyu nəˌfaɪ /
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verb (used with or without object), u·ni·fied, u·ni·fy·ing.

to make or become a single unit; unite: to unify conflicting theories; to unify a country.

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RELATED WORDS

rejoin, join, reconcile, reconvene, reassemble

Nearby words

uniformed, uniformitarian, uniformitarianism, uniformity, uniformize, unify, uniglandular, unijugate, unilateral, unilateral anesthesia, unilateral declaration of independence

Origin of unify

1495–1505; < Late Latin ūnificāre, equivalent to Latin ūni- uni- + -ficāre -fy
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  • All of the things the West German government did at that time were designed to reunify the country.

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  • Even as he detailed battle plans, he insisted the purpose of defeating ISIS was to reunify Iraq.

British Dictionary definitions for reunify (1 of 2)

reunify

/ (riːˈjuːnɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

(tr) to bring together again (something, esp a country, previously divided)
Derived Formsreunification, noun

British Dictionary definitions for reunify (2 of 2)

unify

/ (ˈjuːnɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

to make or become one; unite
Derived Formsunifiable, adjectiveunifier, noun

Word Origin for unify

C16: from Medieval Latin ūnificāre, from Latin ūnus one + facere to make
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