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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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."
Alzheimer's Society is calling on family, friends and colleagues to unite against dementia this autumn by signing up for a Memory Walk.
NOWSHERA -- Jamiat Ulema Islam (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman Thursday urged the Ummah to unite against the forces trying to weaken religious seminaries.
And with the start of a new year, it's the ideal time to take on a new challenge and unite against dementia.
Whether you are able to give an hour, a day or more, please visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/getinvolved to find out how you can unite against dementia.DANIELLE COOPER, Area Manager, Alzheimer's Society
The rally titled 'to unite against Corruption for Progress, Peace and Security ' was led by Vice Chancellor SBBU Professor Dr.
That was because of a strong counter protest from the likes of Merseyside Together, Unite Against Fascism and the Merseyside Anti-Fascist network, as well as members of the public and politicians like Mayor Joe Anderson.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged Muslims worldwide on Saturday to unite against the United States and assured Saudis they were "brothers" who had nothing to fear from Tehran.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Muslims worldwide on Saturday to unite against the United States, instead of "rolling out red carpets for criminals".
Shehbaz urged the people of the nation to unite against terrorism.
He said that it is time to unite against corruption and eliminate the menace from the country.
Please visit alzheimers.org.uk/ getinvolved to find out how you can unite against dementia.
Please visit alzheimers.org.uk/getinvolved to find out how to unite against dementia.
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