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fuse

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1 to come together to form a single unit
  • our two local teams fused into a larger regional team

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2 to go from a solid to a liquid state
  • the lightning strike was so hot it caused the electrical wires to fuse and then drip onto the road

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3 to turn into a single mass or entity that is more or less the same throughout
  • the many foundries would daily fuse copper and zinc to create the brass that made the city famous

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How is the word fuse different from other verbs like it?

Some common synonyms of fuse are amalgamate, blend, coalesce, commingle, merge, mingle, and mix. While all these words mean "to combine into a more or less uniform whole," fuse stresses oneness and indissolubility of the resulting product.

a building in which modernism and classicism are fused

When could amalgamate be used to replace fuse?

In some situations, the words amalgamate and fuse are roughly equivalent. However, amalgamate implies the forming of a close union without complete loss of individual identities.

refugees who were readily amalgamated into the community

Where would blend be a reasonable alternative to fuse?

The synonyms blend and fuse are sometimes interchangeable, but blend implies that the elements as such disappear in the resulting mixture.

blended several teas to create a balanced flavor

In what contexts can coalesce take the place of fuse?

The words coalesce and fuse can be used in similar contexts, but coalesce implies an affinity in the merging elements and usually a resulting organic unity.

telling details that coalesce into a striking portrait

When is it sensible to use commingle instead of fuse?

While the synonyms commingle and fuse are close in meaning, commingle implies a closer or more thorough mingling.

a sense of duty commingled with a fierce pride drove her

When might merge be a better fit than fuse?

While in some cases nearly identical to fuse, merge suggests a combining in which one or more elements are lost in the whole.

in his mind reality and fantasy merged

When would mingle be a good substitute for fuse?

Although the words mingle and fuse have much in common, mingle usually suggests that the elements are still somewhat distinguishable or separately active.

fear mingled with anticipation in my mind

When can mix be used instead of fuse?

The meanings of mix and fuse largely overlap; however, mix may or may not imply loss of each element's identity.

mix the salad greens

mix a drink

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The first known use of fuse was in 1592

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“Fuse.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fuse. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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