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Definition of unite verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they unite
    he / she / it unites
    past simple united
    -ing form uniting
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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 the North and South. The two countries united in 1887. unite (somebody/something) (with somebody/something) She unites good business skills with a charming personality.