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

      

    unite

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//juˈnaɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//juˈnaɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they unite
    BrE BrE//juˈnaɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//juˈnaɪt//
     
    he / she / it unites
    BrE BrE//juˈnaɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//juˈnaɪts//
     
    past simple united
    BrE BrE//juˈnaɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//juˈnaɪtɪd//
     
    past participle united
    BrE BrE//juˈnaɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//juˈnaɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form uniting
    BrE BrE//juˈnaɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//juˈnaɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1  [intransitive] to join together with other people in order to do something as a group unite in something Local resident groups have united in opposition to the plan. unite in doing something We will unite in fighting crime. unite (behind/against somebody/something) Will they unite behind the new leader? Nationalist parties united to oppose the government's plans.
  2. 2  [transitive, intransitive] to make people or things join together to form a unit; to join together unite (somebody/something) A special bond unites our two countries. His aim was to unite Italy. The two countries united in 1887. unite (somebody/something) (with somebody/something) She unites keen business skills with a charming personality.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin unit- ‘joined together’, from the verb unire, from unus ‘one’.Extra examples The local people united against the government scheme. helping top unite the warring factions uniting the North with the South urging them to unite behind the new president to unify/​unite the country/​the party/​Europe to unite two political parties/​the two Germanies/​the people

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