Definition of unify in English:


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verbverb unifies, verb unifying, verb unified

  • Make or become united, uniform, or whole.

    with object ‘the new chief executive said he hoped to unify the company’
    • ‘opposition groups struggling to unify around the goal of replacing the regime’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If you've got problems at home, what's the best way to unify the nation?’
    • ‘Syncretism is usually defined in terms of attempts to combine or unify elements of different religious systems.’
    • ‘This text attempted to unify many existing algebraic systems.’
    • ‘The government attempted to simplify and unify the land tenure system.’
    • ‘The system unifies and adapts the logistics network to the business environment.’
    • ‘We see the dichotomies, the wealth of paradox and the inherent contradictions but fail to see what it is that unifies them all into a coherent whole in their minds.’
    • ‘The election process could end up dividing the nation, rather than unifying it.’
    • ‘It may be a simple unifying idea, but that is one of the reasons why I like the album so much.’
    • ‘Amidst the pageantry the monarchy is presented as a part of the unbroken tradition unifying the nation.’
    • ‘Power again will be transferred from a leader of one party to the leader of another - and the nation will unify behind him.’
    • ‘For example, white banners demarcate each section and unify the various rooms and floors.’
    • ‘When this happens, the levels of soul are draw more closely together and unify with one another.’
    • ‘The sacrifice of war is what is required, say the new conservatives, to found and unify the nation.’
    • ‘If the space lacks a certain definition, its boundaries are enhanced by a staff that unifies the room by eye contact.’
    • ‘He finished the year at the head of a nation more unified than at any time since the end of World War II.’
    • ‘What has historically happened to diplomatic services when nations have been unified?’
    • ‘There is nothing unified about a nation of people; for every crowd there is a break away.’
    unite, bring together, join, join together, merge, fuse, amalgamate, coalesce, combine, blend, mix, bind, link up, consolidate, integrate, marry, synthesize, federate, weld together
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/ˈyo͞onəˌfī/ /ˈjunəˌfaɪ/


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