Collide vs Unify - What's the difference?

collide | unify |

As verbs the difference between collide and unify

is that collide is to impact directly, especially if violent while unify is cause to become one; make into a unit; consolidate; merge; combine.




  • To impact directly, especially if violent
  • When a body collides with another, then momentum is conserved.
  • * Tyndall
  • Across this space the attraction urges them. They collide , they recoil, they oscillate.
  • * Carlyle
  • No longer rocking and swaying, but clashing and colliding .
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=June 2 , author= Phil McNulty , title=England 1-0 Belgium , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=And this friendly was not without its injury worries, with defender Gary Cahill substituted early on after a nasty, needless push by Dries Mertens that caused him to collide with goalkeeper Joe Hart, an incident that left the Chelsea defender requiring a precautionary X-ray at Wembley.}}
  • To come into conflict, or be incompatible
  • China collided with the modern world.


    * clash




  • Cause to become one; make into a unit; consolidate; merge; combine.
  • Become one.
  • * 2008 , Eliza Mada Dalian, In Search of the Miraculous: Healing Into Consciousness , Expanding Universe Publishing, ISBN 978-0-9738773-2-8, page 91:
  • Ultimately, all frequencies unify' into an unmoving state of ''zero frequency'' or ''vacuum''. In other words, all seven sound vibrations or notes '''unify''' into ''silence''; all thought frequencies (positive and negative) '''unify''' into no-thought or ''no-mind''; and all seven colors of the rainbow '''unify into ''pure space that appears dark when it is invisible and as light when it is visible.

    Derived terms

    * unifiable * unific * unification * unifier * unificatory


    * divide