unify

When you bring together unlike elements, you unify them. Political movements can unify people by inspiring them to work towards a shared goal. Likewise, a shared love of a team or band can unify people who otherwise don't have much in common.

The verb unify comes from the Latin prefix uni-, “one,” and the root facere, “to make.” When you unify things, you make them one. Often squabbling people just need someone to point out their similarities in order to unify them. If your classmates are sabotaging each other to try to win the “best-decorated locker” award, you might be able to unify their efforts suggesting a “most awesome class” award instead.

Definitions of unify
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v join or combine

Synonyms:
merge, unite
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 or combine together or with something else

Synonyms:
amalgamate, commix, mingle, mix
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aggregate, combine
gather in a mass, sum, or whole
concoct
make a concoction (of) by mixing
combine, compound
combine so as to form a whole; mix
blend, immingle, intermingle, intermix
combine into one
incorporate, integrate
make into a whole or make part of a whole
unitise, unitize
make into a unit
heterodyne
combine (a radio frequency wave) with a locally generated wave of a different frequency so as to produce a new frequency equal to the sum or the difference between the two
sulfurette, sulphurette
combine with sulfur
commingle
mix or blend
carburet
combine with carbon
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

Synonyms:
unite
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 act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief

Synonyms:
unite
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 become one

“Germany unified officially in 1990”
Synonyms:
merge, unite
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

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