synoecize

transitive verb
syn·​oe·​cize | \ -nēˌsīz \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of synoecize

: to join (diverse things) together especially : to form into a large community by synoecism

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History and Etymology for synoecize

Greek synoikizein to give in wedlock, combine into one city-state, unite, from synoikos dwelling in the same house + -izein -ize

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“Synoecize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synoecize. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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