- to make or become an integrated whole or a unity; combine
- to join, unify or be unified in purpose, action, beliefs, etc
- to enter or cause to enter into an association or alliance
- to adhere or cause to adhere; fuse
- (transitive) to possess or display (qualities) in combination or at the same time: he united charm with severity
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
- 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.
- to (cause to) adhere or stick together: [~ + object]Use glue to unite the two sections.[no object]The two sections won't unite.
- 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.
- to join, combine, or incorporate so as to form a single whole or unit.
- to cause to adhere:to unite two pieces of wood with glue.
- to cause to be in a state of mutual sympathy, or to have a common opinion or attitude.
- to have or exhibit in union or combination:a person who unites generosity and forgiveness.
- to join in marriage.
- to become joined together or combined so as to form a single whole.
- to act in concert or agreement.
- to share a common opinion, attitude, etc.
- to be joined by or as if by adhesion.
- 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 (yo̅o̅′nīt, yo̅o̅ nīt′),USA pronunciation n.
- 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
- an English gold coin minted in the Stuart period, originally worth 20 shillings