[syn: union, unification, uniting, conjugation, jointure]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Unite \U*nite"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. United; p. pr. & vb. n.
Uniting.] [L. unitus, p. p. of unire to unite, from unus
one. See One.]
1. To put together so as to make one; to join, as two or more
constituents, to form a whole; to combine; to connect; to
join; to cause to adhere; as, to unite bricks by mortar;
to unite iron bars by welding; to unite two armies.
2. Hence, to join by a legal or moral bond, as families by
marriage, nations by treaty, men by opinions; to join in
interest, affection, fellowship, or the like; to cause to
agree; to harmonize; to associate; to attach.
Under his great vicegerent reign abide,
United as one individual soul. --Milton.
The king proposed nothing more than to unite his
kingdom in one form of worship. --Clarendon.
Syn: To add; join; annex; attach. See Add.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the combination of two or more commercial companies [syn:
amalgamation, merger, uniting]
2: 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" [syn: union, unification,
uniting, conjugation, jointure] [ant: disunion]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
93 Moby Thesaurus words for "uniting":
accession, accompanying, accordant, addition, adjunct, adjunction,
affixation, agglutination, agreeing, annexation, approaching,
associate, associated, associative, asymptotic, at one with,
attachment, augmentation, blending, centripetal, centrolineal,
coacting, coactive, coadunate, coalescent, coalescing, coincident,
collaborative, collective, collusive, combinative, combinatory,
combined, combining, concerted, concomitant, concordant,
concurrent, concurring, confluent, confocal, conjoint,
conjunctival, conjunctive, connecting, connectional, connective,
connivent, consilient, conspiratorial, converging, cooperant,
cooperative, coordinate, corporational, coworking, federal,
federative, focal, fusing, harmonious, incorporating,
incorporative, increase, joining, joint, junction, juxtaposition,
meeting, merging, mutually approaching, parasitic, prefixation,
radial, radiating, reinforcement, saprophytic, suffixation,
superaddition, superfetation, superjunction, superposition,
supplementation, symbiotic, synchronous, synergetic, synergic,
synergistic, tangent, tangential, unific, unifying, united