Unify U"ni*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Unified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Unifying}.] [Uni- + -fy: cf. F. unifier.] To cause to be one; to make into a unit; to unite; to view as one. [1913 Webster]

A comprehensive or unifying act of the judging faculty. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

Perception is thus a unifying act. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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