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UNIFY (unified)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does unify mean? 

UNIFY (verb)
  The verb UNIFY has 5 senses:

1. become one
2. to bring or combine together or with something else
3. bring together for a common purpose or action or ideology or in a shared situation
4. act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
5. join or combine

  Familiarity information: UNIFY used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNIFY (verb)


Sense 1unify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become one

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

merge; unify; unite

Context examples:

Germany unified officially in 1990 / Will the two Koreas unify?

Hypernyms (to "unify" is one way to...):

integrate (become one; become integrated)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "unify"):

coalesce (fuse or cause to grow together)

federalise; federalize; federate (enter into a league for a common purpose)

converge (come together so as to form a single product)

syncretise; syncretize (unite (beliefs or conflicting principles))

consubstantiate (become united in substance)

consolidate (unite into one)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s

Antonym:

disunify (break up or separate)


Sense 2unify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To bring or combine together or with something else

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

mingle; commix; amalgamate; unify; mix

Context example:

resourcefully he mingled music and dance

Hypernyms (to "unify" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "unify"):

blend; immingle; intermingle; intermix (combine into one)

combine; compound (combine so as to form a whole; mix)

concoct (make a concoction (of) by mixing)

aggregate; combine (gather in a mass, sum, or whole)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3unify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bring together for a common purpose or action or ideology or in a shared situation

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

unify; unite

Context example:

the Democratic Patry platform united several splinter groups

Hypernyms (to "unify" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "unify"):

bond; bring together; draw together (bring together in a common cause or emotion)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 4unify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

unite; unify

Hypernyms (to "unify" is one way to...):

fall in; get together; join (become part of; become a member of a group or organization)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "unify"):

club (unite with a common purpose)

couple; pair; pair off; partner off (form a pair or pairs)

conjoin; espouse; get hitched with; get married; hook up with; marry; wed (take in marriage)

reunify; reunite (unify again, as of a country)

band together; confederate (form a group or unite)

associate; consociate (bring or come into association or action)

ally with (untie formally; of interest groups or countries)

confederate (form a confederation with; of nations)

federalise; federalize; federate (unite on a federal basis or band together as a league)

league (unite to form a league)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 5unify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Join or combine

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

merge; unify; unite

Context example:

We merged our resources

Hypernyms (to "unify" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "unify"):

consolidate (bring together into a single whole or system)

weld (unite closely or intimately)

consubstantiate (unite in one common substance)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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