coalesce

Waiting for a plan to come together? You're waiting for it to coalesce. Coalesce is when different elements of something join together and become one.

In coalesce, you see co-, which should tell you the word means "together." The other half of the word comes from alescere, a Latin verb meaning "to grow up." So if you are trying to start up a photography club at school, once you have an advisor, some interested students and support from the administration, things will be coalescing or growing together. Another way to remember that? An adolescent is one who is growing. A lot!

Primary Meanings of coalesce

1.
v
fuse or cause to grow together
2.
v
mix together different elements
Full Definitions of coalesce
1

v fuse or cause to grow together

Types:
clog, clot
coalesce or unite in a mass
Type of:
merge, unify, unite
become one
2

v mix together different elements

Synonyms:
blend, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, meld, merge, mix
Types:
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gauge
mix in specific proportions
absorb
cause to become one with
meld, melt
lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually
blend in, mix in
cause (something) to be mixed with (something else)
accrete
grow together (of plants and organs)
conjugate
unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds
admix
mix or blend
alloy
make an alloy of
syncretise, syncretize
become fused
cut in
mix in with cutting motions
Type of:
change integrity
change in physical make-up

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