verb (used with object), con·glom·er·at·ed, con·glom·er·at·ing.
verb (used without object), con·glom·er·at·ed, con·glom·er·at·ing.
Origin of conglomerate
Related Words for conglomeratecartel, group, chain, syndicate, varied, assorted, motley, variegated, mixed, massed, clustered, amassed, agglomeration, aggregation, agglomerate, combine, aggregate, trust, conglomeration
Examples from the Web for conglomerate
Contemporary Examples of conglomerate
And that conglomerate also owns nearly 70 percent of the Rossing uranium mine in Namibia.McCain Helps a Business Partner of Iran
November 13, 2014
A major backer for one Britton Holdings investment is a Chinese conglomerate active in the energy sector.Jeb Bush’s Risky Business
July 24, 2014
We already saw what happens to him when a conglomerate attempts to give him massive amounts of money.Dave Chappelle’s Triumphant Return to New York City
June 19, 2014
Under his tenure, BP also gained access to Russian oil reserves with the creation of the conglomerate TNK-BP.BP, Putin, and the Power of Oil
March 9, 2014
He wants the conglomerate to spin off its entertainment business to liberate what he views as locked-up financial value.Japan’s Fiscal Crossroads: Will Abenomics Mean Tougher Changes?
July 26, 2013
Historical Examples of conglomerate
Without the breakers, no pebbles; without the pebbles, no conglomerate.Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I
And into this conglomerate of the races, Ah Chun introduced the Mongolian mixture.The House of Pride
Were just little indistinguishable bits of the conglomerate Tommy.The Rough Road
William John Locke
Pebbles of the conglomerate are mainly quartz and quartzite.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
The congregation seemed to him conglomerate, a jumble of conflicting elements.The Brentons
Anna Chapin Ray
Word Origin for conglomerate
1570s, from Latin conglomeratus, past participle of conglomerare "to roll together," from com- "together" (see com-) + glomerare "to gather into a ball," from glomus (genitive glomeris) "a ball," from PIE root *glem-.
"large business group," 1967, from conglomerate (adj.).
1590s, from Latin conglomeratus, past participle of conglomerare (see conglomerate (adj.)). Related: Conglomerated; conglomerating.