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unite

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[ yoo-nahyt ]
/ yuˈnaɪt /
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verb (used with object), u·nit·ed, u·nit·ing.

verb (used without object), u·nit·ed, u·nit·ing.

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Origin of unite

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First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English uniten, from Latin ūnītus, past participle of ūnīre “to join together, unite,” equivalent to ūn(us) “one” + -ītus -ite1

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH unite

unite , untie

Definition for unite (2 of 2)

unite2
[ yoo-nahyt, yoo-nahyt ]
/ ˈyu naɪt, yuˈnaɪt /

noun

a former gold coin of England, equal to 20 shillings, issued under James I and Charles I.

Origin of unite

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1595–1605; noun use of earlier past participle of unite1, referring to union of England and Scotland
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To unite is to combine or incorporate two or more things so as to form a single whole or unit. How is unite different from connect and join? Find out on Thesaurus.com

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British Dictionary definitions for unite (1 of 2)

unite1
/ (juːˈnaɪt) /

verb

to make or become an integrated whole or a unity; combine
to join, unify or be unified in purpose, action, beliefs, etc
to enter or cause to enter into an association or alliance
to adhere or cause to adhere; fuse
(tr) to possess or display (qualities) in combination or at the same timehe united charm with severity
archaic to join or become joined in marriage

Derived forms of unite

uniter, noun

Word Origin for unite

C15: from Late Latin ūnīre, from ūnus one

British Dictionary definitions for unite (2 of 2)

unite2
/ (ˈjuːnaɪt, juːˈnaɪt) /

noun

an English gold coin minted in the Stuart period, originally worth 20 shillings

Word Origin for unite

C17: from obsolete unite joined, alluding to the union of England and Scotland (1603)
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