verb (used with or without object), u·ni·fied, u·ni·fy·ing.
- unilateral anesthesia,
- unilateral declaration of independence
Origin of unify
Examples from the Web for unifying
If this year turns out to be a wave, it will seem to lack both a leader and a unifying agenda.
“Fighting persecution of Christians is a unifying message among voters, particularly on the right,” Hemingway said.Christians Enraged With Cruz Over Pro-Israel Comments|Tim Mak|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It can be a move to the left, but a unifying rather than a confrontational one.
Note that we have not yet been introduced to any unifying plot conflict.The Forgotten Russian: The Genius of Nikolai Leskov|Benjamin Lytal|April 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She said the freedom to live life outside the confines of a “surveillance society” is a unifying American value.On the Home Front, Drones Are Quickly Shot Down by States|Miranda Green|March 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Labor, in unifying its forces, simply follows their example.The Pullman Boycott|W. F. Burns
It is unifying activity, not so much by a dialectic of harmonious construction as by a view of reciprocal implication.A New Philosophy: Henri Bergson|Edouard le Roy
Those moments of unifying faith and confidence, that glowed so bravely and never endured, were at once tantalizing and sustaining.The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Sooner or later, someone is going to come up with a unifying idea.Freedom|Dallas McCord Reynolds
More than ever do we need such a unifying agency as the association was designed to supply.
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
Word Origin for unify
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.