amalgamate

  • 1 amalgamate — a‧mal‧ga‧mate [əˈmælgəmeɪt] verb [intransitive, transitive] COMMERCE if two organizations amalgamate or are amalgamated, they join together to form a bigger organization: • The two banks amalgamated earlier this year. amalgamate with • The agency …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Amalgamate — A*mal ga*mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Amalgamated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Amalgamating}.] 1. To compound or mix, as quicksilver, with another metal; to unite, combine, or alloy with mercury. [1913 Webster] 2. To mix, so as to make a uniform compound; to …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Amalgamate — A*mal ga*mate, v. i. 1. To unite in an amalgam; to blend with another metal, as quicksilver. [1913 Webster] 2. To coalesce, as a result of growth; to combine into a uniform whole; to blend; as, two organs or parts amalgamate. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 amalgamate — (v.) 1650s, back formation from amalgamation, or from adjective amalgamate (1640s) from AMALGAM (Cf. amalgam). Originally in metallurgy; figurative sense of to unite (races, etc.) is attested from 1802. Related: Amalgamated; amalgamating. Earlier …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 Amalgamate — A*mal ga*mate, Amalgamated A*mal ga*ma ted, a. Coalesced; united; combined. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 amalgamate — I verb admix, bind, blend, centralize, coadunate, coalesce, combine, commingle, commix, conflate, consolidate, fuse, inosculate, join, meld, merge, mix, solidify, syndicate, unify, unite associated concepts: amalgamated labor organizations II… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 amalgamate — blend, commingle, merge, coalesce, fuse, *mix, mingle Analogous words: combine, unite, link, associate, *join: consolidate, unify, *compact Contrasted words: disintegrate, crumble, decompose (see DECAY): disperse, dissipate, *scatter: *separate,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 amalgamate — [v] blend admix, alloy, ally, coalesce, combine, come together, compound, consolidate, fuse, hook up with*, incorporate, integrate, interface, intermix, join together, meld, merge, mingle, network, pool, team up*, tie in, tie up*, unite; concept… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 amalgamate — ► VERB 1) combine or unite to form one organization or structure. 2) Chemistry alloy (a metal) with mercury. DERIVATIVES amalgamation noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 amalgamate — [ə mal′gə māt΄] vt., vi. amalgamated, amalgamating 1. to combine in an amalgam 2. to join together into one; unite; combine amalgamative adj …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 amalgamate — UK [əˈmælɡəmeɪt] / US [əˈmælɡəˌmeɪt] verb Word forms amalgamate : present tense I/you/we/they amalgamate he/she/it amalgamates present participle amalgamating past tense amalgamated past participle amalgamated 1) a) [transitive] to join two or… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 amalgamate — a|mal|ga|mate [əˈmælgəmeıt] v formal 1.) [I and T] if two organizations amalgamate, or if one amalgamates with another, they join and make one big organization = ↑merge amalgamate sth with/into/under sth ▪ The agency is expected to amalgamate… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 amalgamate — a|mal|ga|mate [ ə mælgə,meıt ] verb 1. ) transitive to join two or more organizations, businesses, etc., and make a single large one: amalgamate something with something: There are plans to amalgamate the village school with a larger one nearby.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 amalgamate — amalgamable, adj. amalgamative, adj. amalgamator, n. /euh mal geuh mayt /, v., amalgamated, amalgamating. v.t. 1. to mix or merge so as to make a combination; blend; unite; combine: to amalgamate two companies. 2. Metall. to mix or alloy (a… …

    Universalium

  • 15 amalgamate — v. (D; intr., tr.) to amalgamate with (our firm will be amalgamated with a Japanese company) * * * [ə mælgəmeɪt] (D; intr., tr.) to amalgamate with (our firm will be amalgamated with a Japanese company) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 amalgamate — a•mal•ga•mate [[t]əˈmæl gəˌmeɪt[/t]] v. mat•ed, mat•ing 1) to mix or merge so as to make a combination; blend; unite: to amalgamate two companies[/ex] 2) mel to mix or alloy (a metal) with mercury 3) to combine, unite, merge, or coalesce: The… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 amalgamate — [17] Amalgamate is a derivative of amalgam, a term for an alloy of mercury and another metal (now usually used for tooth fillings) borrowed into English from French or medieval Latin in the 15th century. Latin (amalagama) probably acquired the… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 18 amalgamate — [[t]əmæ̱lgəmeɪt[/t]] amalgamates, amalgamating, amalgamated V RECIP ERG When two or more things, especially organizations, amalgamate or are amalgamated, they become one large thing. [V with/into n] The firm has amalgamated with an American… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 amalgamate — verb (intransitive + with, transitive) if two businesses or groups amalgamate, or if one business or group amalgamates with another, they join to form a bigger organization amalgamation noun (C, U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 amalgamate — [c]/əˈmælgəmeɪt / (say uh malguhmayt) verb (amalgamated, amalgamating) –verb (t) 1. to mix so as to make a combination; blend; unite; combine: to amalgamate two companies. 2. Metallurgy to mix or alloy (a metal) with mercury. –verb (i) 3. to… …

    Australian English dictionary