u·nite / yoōˈnīt/ • v. come or bring together for a common purpose or action: [intr.] he called on the party to unite | [tr.] they are united by their love of cars. ∎ come or bring together to form a unit or whole, esp. in a political context: [intr.] the two Germanys officially united | [tr.] he aimed to unite Italy and Sicily under his imperial crown his work unites theory and practice. ∎ [tr.] archaic join in marriage.DERIVATIVES: u·ni·tive / ˈyoōnətiv; yoōˈnī-/ adj.