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
  1. verb
    join or combine
    synonyms: merge, unify
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    consolidate
    bring together into a single whole or system
    weld
    unite closely or intimately
    consubstantiate
    unite in one common substance
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    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  2. verb
    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
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    bond, bring together, draw together
    bring together in a common cause or emotion
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    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  3. verb
    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
  4. verb
    become one
    synonyms: merge, unify
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    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
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    integrate
    become one; become integrated
  5. verb
    act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
    synonyms: unify
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    carve up, dissever, divide, divvy, 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
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    fall in, get together, join
    become part of; become a member of a group or organization
  6. verb
    have or possess in combination
    “she unites charm with a good business sense”
    synonyms: combine
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    feature, have
    have as a feature
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