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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.
unite for (someone or something)
To join or combine (with someone or something) for some particular task or action. Military forces from the two countries united for an attack against their neighbor to the north. Our two companies are uniting for a revolutionary new service to our consumers.
unite in (someone or something)
1. To join or combine (with someone or something) in some particular task, action, or event. Despite our differences, our two countries have united in the war against terror. The various companies announced that they are all united in their opposition to the proposed legislation.
2. To join two or more people or groups together in some union or partnership. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "unite" and "against." I just believe a priest must be the one to unite you in marriage—to me, it isn't marriage if religion isn't a factor in it.. The goal of the charity event its to unite people in a wonderful cause.
unite into (someone or something)
1. To join or combine (with someone or something) to form some larger or more powerful group or thing. The peasants united into a rebellion that overthrew the aristocracy. The smallest observable components of the universe—the proton, neutron, and electron—unite into an atom, the building block of matter.
2. To join, combine, or cause to combine multiple people or things to form some larger or more powerful group or thing. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "unite" and "into." The king's plan was to conquer the surrounding regions and unite the lands into a new empire. The merger unites two of the largest companies in the world into a behemoth with control over 75% of all global media.
unite with (someone or something)
1. To join or combine with someone or something. We are proud to unite with GlobalCorp on this exciting new project. The country united with its neighbor to defend their shared border against the enemy.
2. To join or combine two or more people, things, or groups together. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "unite" and "with." The our exciting platform is aimed at uniting up-and-coming businesses with investors eager to back a winning horse! The government's latest proposal unites the president's desire for stronger military with his opposition's desire for an increase in taxes.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
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.
unite for something
to join together for some purpose. All the forces united for the attack. We will unite for a great party.
unite in something
to come together in something. Let us unite in our efforts. We will unite in song.
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.
unite someone in something
to join two or more people in something, usually marriage. The preacher united the couple in matrimony. A judge united them in marriage.
unite someone or something into something
to form something by merging people together; to form something by merging things together. Let us unite the party into a powerful political force. We will unite ourselves into a powerful force.
unite someone or something (together)
to join people or groups of people together. They united all the workers together for the strike. The event united together the people who cared about the quality of life.
unite someone or something with someone or something
to join people or things, in any combination. We united Tom with his brother Arnold during the evening. We united our committee with the president in an effort to expand our influence.
unite with someone
to join with someone; to go or come together with someone. I was pleased to unite with my family for the holidays. The brothers united with their sister after many years of separation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
To have or demonstrate something in combination with something else: The new government initiative unites common sense with vision.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.