1 [yoo-nahyt]
verb (used with object), united, uniting.
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.
verb (used without object), united, uniting.
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.

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

unitable, uniteable, adjective
uniter, noun
nonunitable, adjective
nonuniteable, adjective
nonuniting, adjective
ununitable, adjective
ununiting, adjective

1, 2. conjoin, couple, link, yoke, amalgamate, consolidate, weld, fuse, blend, merge. See join.
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unite1 (juːˈnaɪt)
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 time: he united charm with severity
6.  archaic to join or become joined in marriage
[C15: from Late Latin ūnīre, from ūnus one]

unite2 (ˈjuːnaɪt, juːˈnaɪt)
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 & History

early 15c., from L. unitus, pp. of unire "to unite," from unus "one" (see one). United Kingdom is recorded from 1737. The phrase United States has been used since 1610s, originally with reference to Holland; the North American republic first so called in 1776. United Nations
(1942) originally meant "the Allied nations at war with the Axis powers;" the international body (officially the United Nations Organization) was chartered in 1945. United Provinces were the seven northern provinces of the Netherlands, allied from 1579, later developing into the kingdom of Holland.
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