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united

[yoo-nahy-tid]
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adjective
  1. made into or caused to act as a single entity: a united front.
  2. formed or produced by the uniting of things or persons: a united effort.
  3. agreed; in harmony.
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Origin of united

First recorded in 1545–55; unite1 + -ed2
Related formsu·nit·ed·ly, adverbu·nit·ed·ness, nounnon·u·nit·ed, adjectiveun·u·nit·ed, adjectivewell-u·nit·ed, adjective

unite1

[yoo-nahyt]
verb (used with object), u·nit·ed, u·nit·ing.
  1. to join, combine, or incorporate so as to form a single whole or unit.
  2. to cause to adhere: to unite two pieces of wood with glue.
  3. to cause to be in a state of mutual sympathy, or to have a common opinion or attitude.
  4. to have or exhibit in union or combination: a person who unites generosity and forgiveness.
  5. to join in marriage.
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verb (used without object), u·nit·ed, u·nit·ing.
  1. to become joined together or combined so as to form a single whole.
  2. to act in concert or agreement.
  3. to share a common opinion, attitude, etc.
  4. to be joined by or as if by adhesion.
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Origin of unite1

1400–50; late Middle English uniten < Latin ūnītus, past participle of ūnīre to join together, unite, equivalent to ūn(us) one + -ītus -ite1
Related formsu·nit·a·ble, u·nite·a·ble, adjectiveu·nit·er, nounnon·u·nit·a·ble, adjectivenon·u·nite·a·ble, adjectivenon·u·nit·ing, adjectiveun·u·nit·a·ble, adjectiveun·u·nit·ing, adjective
Can be confusedunite untie

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1, 2. conjoin, couple, link, yoke, amalgamate, consolidate, weld, fuse, blend, merge. See join.
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united

adjective
  1. produced by two or more persons or things in combination or from their union or amalgamationa united effort
  2. in agreement
  3. in association or alliance
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Derived Formsunitedly, adverbunitedness, noun

unite1

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

Word Origin

C15: from Late Latin ūnīre, from ūnus one

unite2

noun
  1. an English gold coin minted in the Stuart period, originally worth 20 shillings
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Word Origin

C17: from obsolete unite joined, alluding to the union of England and Scotland (1603)
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Word Origin and History for united

unite

v.

early 15c., from Latin unitus, past participle of unire "to unite," from unus "one" (see one). Related: United; uniting.

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