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unify

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Pronunciation: /ˈjuːnɪfʌɪ
 
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Definition of unify in English:

verb (unifies, unifying, unified)

Make or become united, uniform, or whole: [with object]: the government hoped to centralize and unify the nation [no object]: opposition groups struggling to unify around the goal of replacing the regime (as adjective unified) a unified system of national education
More example sentences
  • A clear distinction can be made within the supposedly unified London Underground system.
  • An effective and unified system of rules and regulations is the real cure to corruption.
  • Everyone wants the power, and no one seems capable of unifying the nation.
Synonyms

Origin

early 16th century: from French unifier or late Latin unificare 'make into a whole'.

Derivatives

unifier

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noun
Example sentences
  • It provides a pattern for bringing together diversity in unity, encouraging people to respect and accept each other despite differences, to be unifiers rather than dividers.
  • From this you might be forgiven for thinking that Italians are unsentimental about a currency that's been credited as one of the prime unifiers in such a young country.
  • But this is unlikely to satisfy the unifiers, and they are likely to seek a way forward for those who want to travel it.

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