V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to unite, fuse, or grow together; 2. to form a group from different elements

Synonyms: unite, fuse, consolidate, amalgamate, merge, combine, converge

Antonyms: divide, split, separate

Tips: Coalesce is derived from the Latin coalescere, which means “to grow up together.” It is formed from alescere, “to grow up” and from alere “to nourish.” Coalesce is similar in meaning to glean, which means "to pull together facts and information from different sources." Coalesce is used more to describe bringing together (uniting) people and resources to accomplish an end goal.

Usage Examples:

At the end of the season, the best players from each team coalesce to form the All-Stars. (merge, unite)

At the meeting, the CEO stressed that the various departments' communication methods would soon be coalesced into a single, more streamlined system. (consolidated, fused)

We need to coalesce our resources around the world in order to provide a truly global solution. (combine)

It was his responsibility to coalesce members from different departments into one, cohesive team. (merge, unite)

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