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Definition of unionize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

unionize

 verb
(British English also -ise) verb
BrE BrE//ˈjuːniənaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjuːniənaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they unionize
BrE BrE//ˈjuːniənaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjuːniənaɪz//
 
he / she / it unionizes
BrE BrE//ˈjuːniənaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjuːniənaɪzɪz//
 
past simple unionized
BrE BrE//ˈjuːniənaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjuːniənaɪzd//
 
past participle unionized
BrE BrE//ˈjuːniənaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjuːniənaɪzd//
 
-ing form unionizing
BrE BrE//ˈjuːniənaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjuːniənaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] unionize (something) to organize people to become members of a trade/labor union; to become a member of a trade/labor union a unionized workforce They were forbidden to unionize.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: unionize