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 company...

[pl-n V] The chemical companies had amalgamated into a vast conglomerate...

[V n with/into n] The Visitors' Centre amalgamates the traditions of the Old World with the technology of the New. [Also V pl-n]

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amalgamation [[t]əmæ̱lgəme͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] plural N-VAR oft N of n

Athletics South Africa was formed by an amalgamation of two organisations.


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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Amalgamate — A*mal ga*mate, Amalgamated A*mal ga*ma ted, a. Coalesced; united; combined. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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