Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive & intransitive verb To make into or become a unit; consolidate.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive Cause to become one; make into a unit; consolidate; merge; combine.
  • verb intransitive Become one.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[French unifier, from Old French, from Late Latin ūnificāre : Latin ūnus, one; see uni– + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French unifier, from Late Latin unificare.

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.

    Election Central Sunday Roundup

  • 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

  • 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.

    Big News Orgs Picking Up On Magnitude Of McCain's Robo-Slime Campaign

  • 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.

    Palin Gets Booed At Hockey Game

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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