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v. u·nit·ed, u·nit·ing, u·nites
1. To bring together so as to form a whole: The different structures are united in a single flower.
2. To combine (people) in interest, attitude, or action: united the rival factions of the party.
3. To join (a couple) in marriage.
4. To have or demonstrate in combination: The course unites current theory and practice.
1. To become joined, formed, or combined into a unit: when reproductive cells unite.
2. To join and act together in a common purpose or endeavor. See Synonyms at join.

[Middle English uniten, from Latin ūnīre, ūnīt-, from ūnus, one; see oi-no- in Indo-European roots.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.uniting - the combination of two or more commercial companiesuniting - the combination of two or more commercial companies
consolidation, integration - the act of combining into an integral whole; "a consolidation of two corporations"; "after their consolidation the two bills were passed unanimously"; "the defendants asked for a consolidation of the actions against them"
2.uniting - the act of making or becoming a single unituniting - the act of making or becoming a single unit; "the union of opposing factions"; "he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays"
compounding, combining, combination - the act of combining things to form a new whole
coalescence, coalescency, conglutination, coalition, concretion - the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts
reunification, reunion - the act of coming together again; "monetary unification precipitated the reunification of the German state in October 1990"
tribalisation, tribalization - the act of making tribal; unification on a tribal basis
umbrella - having the function of uniting a group of similar things; "the Democratic Party is an umbrella for many liberal groups"; "under the umbrella of capitalism"
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References in classic literature ?
At the very beginning of the war our armies were divided, and our sole aim was to unite them, though uniting the armies was no advantage if we meant to retire and lure the enemy into the depths of the country.
(111.) The Uniting and Strengthening America By Providing Appropriate Tools Required To Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA Patriot Act), rushed through Congress in the wake of September 11, does just that See Sonia Arrison, "New anti-terrorism law goes too far," San Diego Union-Tribune, October 31, 2001, B9.