unionise

unionize

[yoon-yuh-nahyz]
verb (used with object), unionized, unionizing.
1.
to form into a union.
2.
to organize into a labor union; bring into or incorporate in a labor union.
3.
to subject to the rules of a labor union.
verb (used without object), unionized, unionizing.
4.
to form a union.
5.
to join in a labor union.
Also, especially British, unionise.


Origin:
1835–45; union + -ize

unionization, noun
unionizer, noun
overunionize, verb, overunionized, overunionizing.
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unionize or unionise (ˈjuːnjəˌnaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to organize (workers) into a trade union
2.  to join or cause to join a trade union
3.  (tr) to subject to the rules or codes of a trade union
4.  to join or become joined in marriage or civil partnership
 
unionise or unionise
 
vb
 
unioni'zation or unionise
 
n
 
unioni'sation or unionise
 
n

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