- Unite is defined as to join or bring together.
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: Middle 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: from ME, united: with reference to the union of England and Scotland
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verb u·nit·ed, u·nit·ing, u·nites verb, transitive
- To bring together so as to form a whole.
- To combine (people) in interest, attitude, or action: “the love that unites humanity” (Germaine Greer).
- To join (a couple) in marriage.
- To cause to adhere.
- To have or demonstrate in combination: She unites common sense with vision.
- To become or seem to become joined, formed, or combined into a unit.
- To join and act together in a common purpose or endeavor. See Synonyms at join.
- To be or become bound together by adhesion.
Origin: Middle English uniten, from Latin ūnīre, ūnīt-, from ūnus, one; see oi-no- in Indo-European roots.