Definition of unify in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈyo͞onəˌfī/

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.
unite, bring together, join (together), marry, merge, fuse, amalgamate, integrate, coalesce, combine, blend, mix, meld, bind, consolidate



Pronunciation: /ˈyo͞onəˌfī(ə)r/
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.


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

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Syllabification: u·ni·fy

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