coalesce
verb (coalesced; coalescing) Etymology: Latin coalescere, from co- + alescere to grow — more at old Date: circa 1656 intransitive verb 1. to grow together 2. a. to unite into a whole ; fuse <
separate townships have coalesced into a single, sprawling colony — Donald Gould
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b. to unite for a common end ; join forces <
people with different points of view coalesce into opposing factions — I. L. Horowitz
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3. to arise from the combination of distinct elements <
an organized and a popular resistance immediately coalesced — C. C. Menges
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transitive verb to cause to unite <
sometimes a book coalesces a public into a mass market — Walter Meade
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Synonyms: see mixcoalescence nouncoalescent adjective

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  • Coalesce — Co a*lesce , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Coalesced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Coalescing}.] [L. coalescere, coalitium; co + alescere to grow up, incho. fr. alere to nourish. See {Aliment}, n.] 1. To grow together; to unite by growth into one body; as, the parts …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • coalesce — index adhere (fasten), amalgamate, bond (hold together), cement, cohere (adhere), combine ( …   Law dictionary

  • coalesce — 1540s, from L. coalescere to unite, grow together, become one in growth, from com together (see CO (Cf. co )) + alescere to grow up (see ADOLESCENT (Cf. adolescent)). Related: Coalesced; coalescing; coalescence; coalescent …   Etymology dictionary

  • coalesce — merge, fuse, blend, mingle, commingle, *mix, amalgamate Analogous words: *compact, consolidate, concentrate, unify: *contract, condense, compress: cohere, adhere, *stick, cleave, cling: mass (see HEAP) Contrasted words: disintegrate, crumble,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • coalesce — [v] blend, come together adhere, amalgamate, associate, bracket, cleave, cling, cohere, combine, commingle, commix, conjoin, connect, consolidate, fuse, hook up with*, incorporate, integrate, join, join up with, link, merge, mingle, mix, relate,… …   New thesaurus

  • coalesce — ► VERB ▪ come or bring together to form one mass or whole. DERIVATIVES coalescence noun coalescent adjective. ORIGIN Latin coalescere, from alescere grow up …   English terms dictionary

  • coalesce — [kō΄ə les′] vi. coalesced, coalescing [L coalescere < co , together + alescere, to grow up: see ADOLESCENT] 1. to grow together, as the halves of a broken bone 2. to unite or merge into a single body, group, or mass SYN. MIX coalescence… …   English World dictionary

  • coalesce — v. (D; intr.) to coalesce into * * * [ˌkəʊə les] (D; intr.) to coalesce into …   Combinatory dictionary

  • coalesce — co|a|lesce [ˌkəuəˈles US ˌkou ] v [i]formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: coalescere, from co ( CO ) + alescere to grow ] if objects or ideas coalesce, they combine to form one single group coalesce into/with ▪ Gradually the different groups …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • coalesce — [[t]ko͟ʊəle̱s[/t]] coalesces, coalescing, coalesced VERB If two or more things coalesce, they come together and form a larger group or system. [FORMAL] [V prep] Cities, if unrestricted, tend to coalesce into bigger and bigger conurbations... His… …   English dictionary

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