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unir

Translation of unir in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 [persona] unió los trozos con un pegamento she stuck the pieces together with glue unió los cables con cinta aislante he joined the wires with insulating tape ha unido dos estilos muy diferentes he has combined two very different styles el sacerdote los unió en matrimonio [formal] the priest joined them in matrimony [formal] unamos nuestros esfuerzos let us combine our efforts 1.2 [sentimientos/intereses] to unite los unía el deseo de … they were united by their desire to … los une su afición al deporte their love of sport binds them together o acts as a bond between them o unites them el amor que nos une the love which unites us unida sentimentalmente a … [lenguaje periodístico/journalese] romantically involved with … 1.3 [características/cualidades] unir algo a algo to combine sth with sth une a su inteligencia una gran madurez he combines intelligence with great maturity

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (unirse)

  • 1 1.1 (aliarse) [personas/colectividades] to join together se unieron para hacer un frente común they joined forces o/or united in a common cause los dos países se unieron en una federación the two countries joined together to form a federation se unieron en matrimonio they were married, they were joined in matrimony [formal] varias empresas se unieron para formar un consorcio several companies joined together o came together o combined to form a consortiumunirse a algo se unió a nuestra causa he joined our cause 1.2 [características/cualidades] to combine en él se unen la ambición y el orgullo ambition and pride come together o/or combine in him, he combines ambition with pride a su belleza se une una gran simpatía her beauty is combined with a very likable personality

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