unite

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈjuːnaɪt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/juˈnaɪt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(yo̅o̅ nīt; Currency yo̅o̅nīt, yo̅o̅ nīt)


Inflections of 'unite' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
unites
v 3rd person singular
uniting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
united
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
united
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
u•nite1 /yuˈnaɪt/USA pronunciation   v.,  u•nit•ed, u•nit•ing. 
  1. to (cause to) be joined so as to form a single whole or unit: [+ object + into + object]to unite all the states into one country.[no object;  (~ + into + object)]The states united into one country.
  2. to (cause to) adhere or stick together: [+ object]Use glue to unite the two sections.[no object]The two sections won't unite.
  3. to (cause to) be in a state of mutual sympathy or agreement, or to have a common opinion, attitude, goal, etc.: [no object]They united in their opposition to him.[+ object]They united their forces.
See -uni-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
u•nite1  (yo̅o̅ nīt),USA pronunciation v.,  u•nit•ed, u•nit•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. to join, combine, or incorporate so as to form a single whole or unit.
  2. to cause to adhere:to unite two pieces of wood with glue.
  3. to cause to be in a state of mutual sympathy, or to have a common opinion or attitude.
  4. to have or exhibit in union or combination:a person who unites generosity and forgiveness.
  5. to join in marriage.

v.i. 
  1. to become joined together or combined so as to form a single whole.
  2. to act in concert or agreement.
  3. to share a common opinion, attitude, etc.
  4. to be joined by or as if by adhesion.
u•nita•ble, u•nitea•ble, adj. 
u•niter, n. 
  • Latin ūnītus, past participle of ūnīre to join together, unite, equivalent. to ūn(us) one + -ītus -ite1
  • late Middle English uniten 1400–50
    • 1, 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged conjoin, couple, link, yoke, amalgamate, consolidate, weld, fuse, blend, merge. See  join. 

u•nite2  (yo̅o̅nīt, yo̅o̅ nīt),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Currencya former gold coin of England, equal to 20 shillings, issued under James I and Charles I.
  • noun, nominal use of earlier past participle of unite1, referring to union of England and Scotland 1595–1605

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
unite /juːˈnaɪt/ vb
  1. to make or become an integrated whole or a unity; combine
  2. to join, unify or be unified in purpose, action, beliefs, etc
  3. to enter or cause to enter into an association or alliance
  4. to adhere or cause to adhere; fuse
  5. (transitive) to possess or display (qualities) in combination or at the same time: he united charm with severity
Etymology: 15th Century: from Late Latin ūnīre, from ūnus one
unite /ˈjuːnaɪt; juːˈnaɪt/ n
  1. an English gold coin minted in the Stuart period, originally worth 20 shillings
Etymology: 17th Century: from obsolete unite joined, alluding to the union of England and Scotland (1603)
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