An example of unite would be the countries in the European Union coming together on a common interest.
- to put or bring together so as to make one; combine or join into a whole
- to bring together in common cause, interest, opinion, etc.; join, as in action, through fellowship, agreement, legal bonds, etc.
- to join in marriage
- to have or show (qualities, characteristics, etc.) in combination
- to cause to adhere
Origin of uniteMiddle English unyten ; from Classical Latin unitus, past participle of unire, to unite ; from unus, one
- to become combined or joined together; become one or as one, by adhering, associating, etc.
- to act together
Origin of unite; from ME, united: with reference to the union of England and Scotland
verbu·nit·ed, u·nit·ing, u·nites
- To bring together so as to form a whole: The different structures are united in a single flower.
- To combine (people) in interest, attitude, or action: united the rival factions of the party.
- To join (a couple) in marriage.
- To have or demonstrate in combination: The course unites current theory and practice.
- To become joined, formed, or combined into a unit: when reproductive cells unite.
- To join and act together in a common purpose or endeavor. See Synonyms at join.
Origin of uniteMiddle English uniten, from Latin ūnīre, ūnīt-, from ūnus, one; see oi-no- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present unites, present participle uniting, simple past and past participle united)
From Latin Å«nÄ«tus, perfect passive participle of Å«niÅ.