UNI'TE, v.t. L. unio, unitus.
1. To put together or join two or more things, which make one compound or mixture. Thus we unite the parts of a building to make one structure. The kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland united, form one empire. So we unite spirit and water and other liquors. We unite strands to make a rope. The states of North America united, form one nation.
2. To join; to connect in a near relation or alliance; as, to unite families by marriage; to unite nations by treaty.
3. To make to agree or be uniform; as, to unite a kingdom in one form of worship; to unite men in opinions.
4. To cause to adhere; as, to unite bricks or stones by cement.
5. To join in interest or fellowship. Gen. 49.
6. To tie; to splice; as, to unite two cords or ropes.
7. To join in affection; to make near; as, to unite hearts in love.
To unite the heart, to cause all its powers and affections to join with order and delight in the same objects. Ps. 86.
1. To join in an act; to concur; to act in concert. All parties united in petitioning for a repeal of the law.
2. To coalesce; to be cemented or consolidated; to combine; as, bodies unite by attraction or affinity.
3. To grow together, as the parts of a wound.
The spur of a young cock grafted into the comb, will unite and grow.
4. To coalesce, as sounds.
5. To be mixed. Oil and water will not unite.