unify

[yoo-nuh-fahy]

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.

Nearby words

  1. uniformed,
  2. uniformitarian,
  3. uniformitarianism,
  4. uniformity,
  5. uniformize,
  6. uniglandular,
  7. unijugate,
  8. unilateral,
  9. unilateral anesthesia,
  10. unilateral declaration of independence

Origin of unify

1495–1505; < Late Latin ūnificāre, equivalent to Latin ūni- uni- + -ficāre -fy

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British Dictionary definitions for unify

unify

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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Word Origin and History for unify

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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