- to join, combine, or incorporate so as to form a single whole or unit.
- to cause to adhere: to unite two pieces of wood with glue.
- to cause to be in a state of mutual sympathy, or to have a common opinion or attitude.
- to have or exhibit in union or combination: a person who unites generosity and forgiveness.
- to join in marriage.
- to become joined together or combined so as to form a single whole.
- to act in concert or agreement.
- to share a common opinion, attitude, etc.
- to be joined by or as if by adhesion.
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
SynonymsSee more synonyms for unite on Thesaurus.com
1, 2. conjoin, couple, link, yoke, amalgamate, consolidate, weld, fuse, blend, merge. See join.
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Examples from the Web for uniter
Michael Gerson explained the paradox Daniels presents: “He is a uniter with an apocalyptic message, a genial Jeremiah.”Republican Endangered Species Will Be Key to 2012
February 23, 2011
President Obama needs to re-seize the center to re-establish his original political strength as a uniter.How Wingnuts Hijacked Obama's First Year
January 19, 2010
For a guy who styled himself as a uniter, not a divider, the nonpartisan legacy looks a little thin.Bush's Rose-Colored Glasses
November 13, 2009
He presides over the worship of the people, and is the uniter of them with the unseen Holy.
Narmer, who possibly also bore the name of Sma, "the Uniter," conquered the North.History Of Egypt, Chalda, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery
L.W. King and H.R. Hall
The separator becomes the uniter; he rends us apart from the world that He may ‘bring us to God.’
Love's true function in the world is as the regenerator and restorer of social life, the reconciler and uniter of living men.
He presides over the worship of the people; is the Uniter of them with the Unseen Holy.
- 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
C15: from Late Latin ūnīre, from ūnus one
- an English gold coin minted in the Stuart period, originally worth 20 shillings
C17: from obsolete unite joined, alluding to the union of England and Scotland (1603)
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Word Origin and History for uniter
early 15c., from Latin unitus, past participle of unire "to unite," from unus "one" (see one). Related: United; uniting.
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