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unionize

[ yoon-yuh-nahyz ]
/ 藞yun y蓹藢na瑟z /
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verb (used with object), un路ion路ized, un路ion路iz路ing.
to organize into a labor union; bring into or incorporate in a labor union.
to subject to the rules of a labor union.
Obsolete. to form into a union.
verb (used without object), un路ion路ized, un路ion路iz路ing.
to join in a labor union.
Obsolete. to form a union.
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Also especially British, un路ion路ise .

Origin of unionize

First recorded in 1835鈥45; union + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM unionize

un路ion路i路za路tion [yoon-yuh-nahy-zey-shuhn], /藢yun y蓹 na瑟藞ze瑟 蕛蓹n/, nounun路ion路iz路er, nouno路ver路un路ion路ize, verb, o路ver路un路ion路ized, o路ver路un路ion路iz路ing.
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How to use unionize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for unionize

unionize

unionise

/ (藞ju藧nj蓹藢na瑟z) /

verb
to organize (workers) into a trade union
to join or cause to join a trade union
(tr) to subject to the rules or codes of a trade union
to join or become joined in marriage or civil partnership

Derived forms of unionize

unionization or unionisation, noun
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