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verb unite pronunciation in British English /juːˈnaɪt/
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present tense
present participleuniting
past tenseunited
past participleunited
  1. [intransitive] if people, groups, or countries unite, they join together, often to work together to achieve a particular goal
    unite behind:

    Party members will unite behind a stronger candidate.

    1. a.
      [transitive] to join people, groups, or countries together

      We want to forge a policy that unites people, not divides them.


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