What does unite mean?

Definitions for unite
ˈyu naɪt, yuˈnaɪtunite

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word unite.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unite, unifyverb

    act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief

  2. unify, unite, mergeverb

    become one

    "Germany unified officially in 1990"; "the cells merge"

  3. unite, combineverb

    have or possess in combination

    "she unites charm with a good business sense"

  4. connect, link, link up, join, uniteverb

    be or become joined or united or linked

    "The two streets connect to become a highway"; "Our paths joined"; "The travelers linked up again at the airport"

  5. unite, unifyverb

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

    "the Democratic Patry platform united several splinter groups"

  6. unite, unify, mergeverb

    join or combine

    "We merged our resources"


  1. uniteverb

    To come or bring together as one.

  2. Etymology: From unitus, perfect passive participle of unio.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Uniteverb

    Etymology: unitus, Lat.

    The force which wont in two to be dispersed,
    In one alone right hand he now unites. Fairy Queen.

    Whatever truths
    Redeem’d from error, or from ignorance,
    Thin in their authors, like rich veins of ore,
    Your works unite, and still discover more. Dryden.

    A proposition for uniting both kingdoms was begun. Jonathan Swift.

    The king proposed nothing more than to unite his kingdom in one form of worship. Edward Hyde.

    The peritonæum, which is a dry body, may be united with the musculous flesh. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.

    In the lawful name of marrying,
    To give our hearts united ceremony. William Shakespeare.

    Let the ground of the picture be well united with colours of a friendly nature. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

    Unto their assembly, mine honour be not thou united. Genesis.

  2. To Uniteverb

    If you will now unite in your complaints,
    And force them with a constancy, the cardinal
    Cannot stand under them. William Shakespeare, Hen. VIII.


  1. unite

    The Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees (UNITE, often stylized UNITE!) was a labor union in the United States. In 2004, UNITE merged with the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union (HERE) to form UNITE HERE.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uniteverb

    to put together so as to make one; to join, as two or more constituents, to form a whole; to combine; to connect; to join; to cause to adhere; as, to unite bricks by mortar; to unite iron bars by welding; to unite two armies

  2. Uniteverb

    hence, to join by a legal or moral bond, as families by marriage, nations by treaty, men by opinions; to join in interest, affection, fellowship, or the like; to cause to agree; to harmonize; to associate; to attach

  3. Uniteverb

    to become one; to be cemented or consolidated; to combine, as by adhesion or mixture; to coalesce; to grow together

  4. Uniteverb

    to join in an act; to concur; to act in concert; as, all parties united in signing the petition

  5. Uniteverb

    united; joint; as, unite consent

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unite

    ū-nīt′, v.t. to make one: to join two or more into one: to join: to make to agree or adhere.—v.i. to become one: to grow or act together.—adj. Unī′ted, joined, made one: harmonious.—adj. Unī′tedly, in union: together.—ns. Unī′ter, one who unites; Uni′tion, act of uniting, conjunction; U′nitism, monism.—adj. U′nitive, harmonising, uniting.—adv. Unī′tively.—Unitas Fratrum, or United Brethren (see Moravian); United Greeks (see Uniat); United Irishmen, an organisation originally formed to help Grattan in carrying his reforms, but which quickly became a rebel organisation, and caused the rising of 1798; United Presbyterian (see Presbyter); United Provinces, the seven northern provinces of Holland—Holland, Zealand, Utrecht, Gelderland, Groningen, Friesland, and Overyssel, united in 1579 under the Union of Utrecht; United States, a federal union of states, esp. that of North America.

Editors Contribution

  1. unite

    To bring together to focus and achieve a specific purpose.

    They chose to unite to achieve things together.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 31, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. UNITE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Unite is ranked #150452 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Unite surname appeared 109 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Unite.

    55% or 60 total occurrences were Asian.
    17.4% or 19 total occurrences were White.
    11.9% or 13 total occurrences were Black.
    11% or 12 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    4.5% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unite' in Verbs Frequency: #746

Anagrams for unite »

  1. untie

  2. intue

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unite in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of unite in a Sentence

  1. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

    I promise you that over the next few months, you will see article after article arguing that our party can't afford a long nomination battle, we need to pick a nominee as soon as possible, that we have to unite behind whatever candidate appears to have the most money, the most endorsements or the best press coverage.

  2. Mehbooba Mufti:

    Terrorism has hit a new low with Shujaat's killing, we must unite against forces seeking to undermine our attempts to restore peace. Justice will be done.

  3. Cory Booker:

    Because South Carolina's not about what we're against in life, South Carolina's about what we're for. And we need to define ourselves more about what our vision for this country is, in all of my elections that I've had, I'm not trying to beat Republicans, I'm trying to unite Americans, because there's not a right or left way to move forward. You move forward by moving forward.

  4. Hunter Biden:

    Respecting the will of the people is at the heart of our democracy, even if we find those results hard to accept, we the people voted. Faith in our institutions held. The integrity of our elections remains intact. And now it's time to turn the page as we've done throughout our history, to unite to heal.

  5. Kelvin Washington:

    We are proud to unite safely as a band to represent Howard University, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and all HBCUs across the country, it's a very gracious opportunity for us, and we're very thankful for it.

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