1. agreement on a secret plot

    Synonyms : connivance
    Type Of : agreement
  2. secret agreement

    Type Of : agreement, arrangement


  1. characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation

    Synonyms : conversational
    Examples :
    • wrote her letters in a colloquial style


  1. compare critically; of texts

    Type Of : compare
  2. to assemble in proper sequence

    Type Of : order
    Examples :
    • collate the papers


  1. a paste-up made by sticking together pieces of paper or photographs to form an artistic image

    Synonyms : montage
    Type Of : paste-up, picture, icon, ikon, image
    Examples :
    • he used his computer to make a collage of pictures superimposed on a map
  2. any collection of diverse things

    Type Of : assemblage, collection, aggregation, accumulation
    Examples :
    • a collage of memories


  1. use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

    Synonyms : cerebrate, think
  2. consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind

    Type Of : ruminate, mull, speculate, excogitate, mull over, meditate, ponder, reflect, muse, think over, contemplate, chew over


  1. powerfully persuasive

    Synonyms : telling, weighty
    Examples :
    • a cogent argument


  1. using force to cause something to occur

    Synonyms : compulsion
    Type Of : causation, causing
    Examples :
    • they didn't have to use coercion
  2. the act of compelling by force of authority

    Type Of : enforcement


  1. treat with excessive indulgence

    Synonyms : baby, cocker, cosset, featherbed, indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil
    Type Of : do by, handle, treat
    Examples :
    • Let's not mollycoddle our students!
  2. cook in nearly boiling water

    Type Of : cook
    Examples :
    • coddle eggs


  1. mix together different elements

    Synonyms : blend, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, meld, merge, mix
    Type Of : change integrity
  2. fuse or cause to grow together

    Type Of : merge, unify, unite


  1. customers collectively

    Synonyms : business, patronage
    Type Of : people
    Examples :
    • they have an upper class clientele