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coalesce (verb) to unite into a single group; to combine.
When a number of things combine into a single body or group they coalesce. When a number of political parties, or factions, decide to have a common agenda and form a single group, they coalesce. Also, when objects, ideas, or themes coalesce, they form a single group or they merge, as for example, when, towards the end of a novel, all subplots merge to form a neat conclusion.
- During the Renaissance period in Europe through the 14th and the 15th centuries, a sudden expansion of knowledge in a number of fields, coalesced to improve vastly the quality of the life of the people.
- As no party secured an absolute majority to form a government, there is a move among some like-minded parties to coalesce for forming a government.