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coalesce

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of coalesce

  1. 1 to come together to form a single unit several small townships have coalesced into a single metropolis Synonyms of coalesce associate, unite, combine, conjoin, conjugate, connect, couple, fuse, interfuse, join, link (up), marry, unifyWords Related to coalesce mate, yoke; ally, confederate, league; chain, compound, hitch, hook, splice; assemble, cluster, congregate, constellate, convene, gather, meet; recombine, reconnect, rejoin, reunify, reuniteNear Antonyms of coalesce detach, disaffiliate, disconnect, disjoin, disjoint, dissociate, disunite, divide, divorce, fractionate, isolate, resolve, uncouple, unyoke; disband, disperse, scatterAntonyms of coalesce break up, dissever, part, section, separate, sever, split, sunder, unlink

  2. 2 to form or enter into an association that furthers the interests of its members the historic preservation movement gained momentum when the two groups coalesced Synonyms of coalesce associate, band (together), club, ally, cohere, confederate, conjoin, cooperate, federate, league, uniteWords Related to coalesce cabal, collaborate, gang up, hang together, team (up); incorporate, organize, unionize; affiliate; amalgamate, combine, conglomerate, consolidate, converge, group, join, merge; knot, link, tie, wedNear Antonyms of coalesce detach, disengage, dissolve, disunite, divorce, part, segregate, separate, sever, split, sunder; alienate, estrange, fall outAntonyms of coalesce break up, disband

Synonym Discussion of coalesce

mix, mingle, commingle, blend, merge, coalesce, amalgamate, fuse mean to combine into a more or less uniform whole. mix may or may not imply loss of each element's identity.
    • mix the salad greens
    • mix a drink
mingle usually suggests that the elements are still somewhat distinguishable or separately active.
    • fear mingled with anticipation in my mind
commingle implies a closer or more thorough mingling.
    • a sense of duty commingled with a fierce pride drove her
blend implies that the elements as such disappear in the resulting mixture.
    • blended several teas to create a balanced flavor
merge suggests a combining in which one or more elements are lost in the whole.
    • in his mind reality and fantasy merged
coalesce implies an affinity in the merging elements and usually a resulting organic unity.
    • telling details that coalesce into a striking portrait
amalgamate implies the forming of a close union without complete loss of individual identities.
    • refugees who were readily amalgamated into the community
fuse stresses oneness and indissolubility of the resulting product.
    • a building in which modernism and classicism are fused


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