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December 28, 2015

unite

 

When bringing things or people together, you can use the word "unite." This word is synonymous with the word "connect," and it's very similar to the word "unify."

  • Edward and Josephine were united in holy matrimony.
  • The team was united in its goal of defeating the opposing team.
  • The internet makes it easier for people with common interests to unite.
  • Uniting the countries of Europe to create an economic union has not been easy.
  • Family members fleeing from violence in their home country were reunited after several months apart. (The prefix "re" is often used people come together again.)
  • Ralph expects to be reunited with his wife and kids when he lands at the airport.

The word "united" is often used as an adjective. It appears in the names of many well-known businesses:

  • United Parcel Service (UPS) delivers packages all across the country.
  • United Healthcare provides health insurance to people who need health coverage.
  • United Airlines is one of the world's largest airlines.
  • The United States consists of 50 separate states that are united under the U.S. Constitution.

The word "union" is a noun.

  • The union is going on strike because it wants a pay raise. (union = organized labor group)
  • The Soviet Union collapsed in the 1990s.

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