unite

Use the verb unite to describe two or more things merging into one, like several angry citizens who unite to form a political group.

If two countries come together to form one country, they unite. This happened in 1990 when East Germany and West Germany merged into one united Germany. If several people act as one, joining for a common goal, they also unite. The word has been used in English since the fifteenth century, and it came from the Latin unitus, "to unite," which in turn has its roots in unus, which means "one."

DEFINITIONS OF: unite

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v join or combine

Synonyms:
merge, unify
Types:
consolidate
bring together into a single whole or system
weld
unite closely or intimately
consubstantiate
unite in one common substance
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v bring together for a common purpose or action or ideology or in a shared situation

“the Democratic Patry platform united several splinter groups”
Synonyms:
unify
Types:
bond, bring together, draw together
bring together in a common cause or emotion
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v be or become joined or united or linked

Synonyms:
connect, join, link, link up
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syndicate
join together into a syndicate
articulate
unite by forming a joint or joints
complect, interconnect, interlink
be interwoven or interconnected
intercommunicate
be interconnected, afford passage

v become one

Synonyms:
merge, unify
Antonyms:
break apart, disunify
break up or separate
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consolidate
unite into one
consubstantiate
become united in substance
syncretise, syncretize
unite (beliefs or conflicting principles)
converge
come together so as to form a single product
federalise, federalize, federate
enter into a league for a common purpose
coalesce
fuse or cause to grow together
clog, clot
coalesce or unite in a mass
Type of:
integrate
become one; become integrated

v act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief

Synonyms:
unify
Antonyms:
carve up, dissever, divide, separate, split, split up
separate into parts or portions
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league
unite to form a league
federalise, federalize, federate
unite on a federal basis or band together as a league
confederate
form a confederation with; of nations
ally with
unite formally; of interest groups or countries
associate, consociate
bring or come into association or action
band together, confederate
form a group or unite
reunify, reunite
unify again, as of a country
conjoin, espouse, get hitched with, get married, hook up with, marry, wed
take in marriage
couple, pair, pair off, partner off
form a pair or pairs
club
unite with a common purpose
walk
be or act in association with
inmarry
marry within one's own tribe or group
mismarry
marry an unsuitable partner
wive
marry a woman, take a wife
wive
take (someone) as a wife
intermarry
marry within the same ethnic, social, or family group
remarry
marry, not for the first time
Type of:
fall in, get together, join
become part of; become a member of a group or organization

v have or possess in combination

“she unites charm with a good business sense”
Synonyms:
combine
Type of:
feature, have
have as a feature
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