unite against

unite against (someone or something)

1. To join or combine with someone or something in order to oppose someone or something else. Though normally distrustful of each other, the two countries decided to unite against the growing threat from their neighbor to the north. Though we may have different beliefs and opinions, we must remain united against hate and oppression.
2. To cause multiple people, groups, or organizations to join or combine together in opposition to someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "unite" and "against." The unprovoked attack united the entire region against the small militant nation. The execution of the rebels united the citizens of the country against the colonial rule of the foreign kingdom.
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unite someone against someone or something

to cause people to join together against someone or something. The mayor united his staff against the federal investigators. Ted united us against John. They united themselves against the enemy.
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unite against someone or something

to join against someone or something. We will unite against the opposing forces. We must unite against the incumbent legislators.
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References in classic literature ?
The Venetians, moved, as I believe, by the above reasons, fostered the Guelph and Ghibelline factions in their tributary cities; and although they never allowed them to come to bloodshed, yet they nursed these disputes amongst them, so that the citizens, distracted by their differences, should not unite against them.
The only contemporary writer of the least importance is the Briton (priest or monk), Gildas, who in a violent Latin pamphlet of about the year 550 ('The Destruction and Conquest of Britain') denounces his countrymen for their sins and urges them to unite against the Saxons; and Gildas gives only the slightest sketch of what had actually happened.
The manufacturing interests of all nations would joyfully unite against that evil genius of theirs called leakage.
He urged all Muslim countries to unite against the US's ill-designs as well as other forces helping Trump.
He urged leadership of religious political parties to unite against corruption.
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Referring to the American President's threatening statement, he said that political parties will unite against the mentioned statement of the U.
ONLY Men Aloud joined thousands of people to unite against dementia as part of the Cardiff Day Memory Walk yesterday.
PEOPLE were today urged to unite against dementia by signing up for the Alzheimer's Society Birmingham Memory Walk in Sutton Park.
He said the world must unite against the terrorism to restore peace and harmony for better living.
He made the reaction after President Benigno Aquino III urged the supporters of candidates to unite against the possible return of dictatorship under a Duterte presidency.
There was a heavy police presence in North Shields as members of the English Defence League and Unite Against Fascism marched through the town on Saturday.
The Forum also strongly condemned the shooting at the headquarters of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris and called on French and European citizens to unite against violence and stand together for peace.
NORTHERN Ireland's Unite Against Hate campaign will relaunch later this month with support from the IFA, Ulster Rugby and the GAA.
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