I'm looking for a word or shorter phrase to describe "bringing together for the common good" in an easier manner.

I thought about "cohesive" but that doesn't seem to imply that things were brought together. There must be some synonym that focuses more on that things are being brought together for a good reason or cause.

In my writing I've thought about just using the phrase "bringing together for the common good" over and over but it seems verbose.

An example of usage -

"The technology is being used to bring together people for the common good."

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3 Answers 3


Unite? I think that’s a good option. (Also yay! This is my first post)

1.Come or bring together for a common purpose or action.
Oxford Living Dictionaries

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    Commented Apr 25, 2018 at 4:47
  • Hitler united the Protestant churches into one organization led by the pro-Nazi Bishop Muller.
    – Cuagau
    Commented Apr 25, 2018 at 6:54


1.The action or process of working together to the same end.
Oxford English Dictionaries

I think it's a good word because "cooperation" implies working together in achieving the best ends a group of people might want.

You might say that technically the word doesn't necessarily mean working towards a common good, for example an apocalyptic cult might cooperate in expediting the coming of doomsday, that obviously wouldn't be for the larger common good. So you'd probably want to mix it with something else:

"Humanity in cooperation toward the summum bonum."

Or utilitarian ends, or noble causes, or whatever.

I notice that may not be much shorter than what you already have, but I can't think of a single word to mean that, other than maybe something like charity, or charitable mission.


"The technology is being used to gather a prosperous society. TFD

the condition of prospering; success Having success; flourishing: a prosperous new busines. Well-to-do; well-off: a prosperous society

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