- 1[intransitive, transitive] if two organizations amalgamate or are amalgamated, they join together to form one large organization synonym merge A number of colleges have amalgamated to form the new university. amalgamate with/into something The company has now amalgamated with another local firm. amalgamate something They decided to amalgamate the two schools. amalgamate something with/into something The two companies were amalgamated into one.
- 2[transitive] amalgamate something (into/with something) to put two or more things together so that they form one synonym merge This information will be amalgamated with information obtained earlier. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from medieval Latin amalgamat-
BrE BrE//əˈmælɡəmeɪt//; NAmE NAmE//əˈmælɡəmeɪt//amalgamate (something) (with/into something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they amalgamate
BrE BrE//əˈmælɡəmeɪt//; NAmE NAmE//əˈmælɡəmeɪt//he / she / it amalgamates
BrE BrE//əˈmælɡəmeɪts//; NAmE NAmE//əˈmælɡəmeɪts//past simple amalgamated
BrE BrE//əˈmælɡəmeɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//əˈmælɡəmeɪtɪd//past participle amalgamated
BrE BrE//əˈmælɡəmeɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//əˈmælɡəmeɪtɪd//-ing form amalgamating
BrE BrE//əˈmælɡəmeɪtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//əˈmælɡəmeɪtɪŋ//