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 conglomeratescartel, group, chain, syndicate, varied, assorted, motley, variegated, mixed, massed, clustered, amassed, agglomeration, aggregation, agglomerate, combine, aggregate, trust, conglomeration
Examples from the Web for conglomerates
Contemporary Examples of conglomerates
Partly afraid of the Republicans, and partly afraid of the conglomerates (they seek campaign contributions from Citibank too).How Can Dems Be Losing to These Idiots?
October 29, 2014
They have been fighting back, putting pressure on conglomerates like Cargill to harvest oil palms sustainably.Our Taste for Cheap Palm Oil Is Killing Chimpanzees
July 11, 2014
Chinese conglomerates gobble up American firms, including Starbucks.Must-Reads: 'The Fat Years,' 'Drifting House,' and 'The Map and the Territory'
Isaac Stone Fish, Anna Clark, Cameron Martin
January 30, 2012
Historical Examples of conglomerates
Muds, sands, grits and conglomerates are the predominant types.
The most remarkable deposits are the conglomerates of the Dwyka series.
The rocks along this stream are all sandstones, limestone and conglomerates, with many thin calcite veins.Golden Alaska
Geologists are aware that many ancient sandstones and conglomerates are bound together or colored by iron.Principles of Geology
The narrow foothill belt is composed of Tertiary sandstones that grade into loose sands and conglomerates.The Andes of Southern Peru
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.