unionize
verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1890 transitive verb to organize into a labor union intransitive verb to form or join a labor union

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  • unionize — u‧nion‧ize [ˈjuːnjənaɪz] also unionise verb [intransitive, transitive] HUMAN RESOURCES if workers unionize or are unionized, they become members of a trade union: • More than 50% of the labour force is unionized. • uni …   Financial and business terms

  • unionize — union·ize / yü nyə ˌnīz/ vb ized, iz·ing vt: to organize into a labor union to prevent them from unionizing the employees; also: to establish a labor union in a unionized shop vi: to form or join a labor union union·i·za·tion …   Law dictionary

  • unionize — make into a union, 1841, from UNION (Cf. union) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Unionized; unionizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • unionize — (also unionise) ► VERB ▪ become or cause to become members of a trade union. DERIVATIVES unionization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • unionize — [yo͞on′yənīz΄] vt. unionized, unionizing 1. to form into a union; esp., to organize (a group of workers in a shop, industry, etc.) into a labor union 2. to bring into conformity with the rules, standards, etc. of a labor union vi. to join or… …   English World dictionary

  • unionize — UK [ˈjuːnjənaɪz] / US [ˈjunjəˌnaɪz] verb Word forms unionize : present tense I/you/we/they unionize he/she/it unionizes present participle unionizing past tense unionized past participle unionized a) [transitive] to organize a group of workers so …   English dictionary

  • unionize — verb To organize workers into a union. The company laid off all the workers when they tried to unionize …   Wiktionary

  • unionize — verb Unionize is used with these nouns as the object: ↑worker …   Collocations dictionary

  • unionize — u|nion|ize also unionise BrE [ˈju:njənaız] v [I and T] if workers unionize or are unionized, they become members of a ↑trade union >unionized adj >unionization [ˌju:njənaıˈzeıʃən US jənə ] n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unionize — also ise BrE verb (I, T) if workers unionize or are unionized, they become members of a trade union unionization noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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