Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make into or become a unit; consolidate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Cause to become one; make into a unit; consolidate; merge; combine.
  • v. Become one.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To cause to be one; to make into a unit; to unite; to view as one.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To form into one; make a unit of; reduce to unity or uniformity.
  • To produce unity or uniformity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. bring together for a common purpose or action or ideology or in a shared situation
  • v. become one
  • v. act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
  • v. join or combine
  • v. to bring or combine together or with something else

Etymologies

French unifier, from Old French, from Late Latin ūnificāre : Latin ūni-, uni- + Latin -ficāre, -fy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French unifier, from Late Latin unificare. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The only way this party will unify is if it is a Clinton/Obama or Obama/Clinton ticket ... otherwise we are done for ... it will be 4 more years of BUSH ...

    Edwards to endorse Obama

  • Everyone knows what Ratzinger means by "unify" -- he means place all Christians under the thumb of Rome.

    Dan Bloom's Great Letter, Atheism, and Taiwan

  • For the conspiratorialist, the obvious and central characteristic of Obama's personality -- the move to unify, which is inherent in his speech, actions and development, is -- as is so often the case in this style -- evidence of its opposite.

    TPM Track Composite: Obama Ahead By Over Seven Points

  • Leaving her off is the worst way to "unify" the party and will be a slap in the face to all of us

    CNN Poll: Majority of Dems want Clinton to be VP

  • We have seen a lot of desperate Democrats suddenly scrambling to "unify" with Clinton's supporters, now that they realize that their snowjob of an election has caused turmoil and will lead to an Obama boycott in November.

    Twisted little people

  • I do not know what, exactly, Mr. Obama would 'unify', as president -- or even as nominee -- but I suspect it would not be "the country."

    New Obama Ad: He Can Bring The Country Together

  • The fight was supposed to "unify" the heavyweight championship.

    Even The Pols Came Out Swinging

  • This is an attempt to "unify" PMS symptoms including: "depression, sleep disturbance, irritability, anxiety and panic, memory and cognitive dysfunction and a decreased sense of well-being."

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • Sure, picking one of them now might "unify" the party prior to the convention but really, isn't the convention all about unifying the party for the election?

    ianrandalstrock's Journal

  • China is homogenous (culturally/"linguistically"(the characters)/economically/etc) so that it is easy to 'unify'

    China's dynasty cycle

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