Come Together Right Now: words containing the com/con prefix

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  1. combine

    put or add together
    Artistic integrity
    combined with savvy pop production has a way of building such rare consensus and knocking down genre and demographic boundaries.
  2. combination

    an assemblage of separate parts or qualities
    The
    combination of rising utility bills and higher-than-average healthcare has residents starting to think coal may not be king after all.Forbes (Jan 24, 2012)
  3. comfort

    the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction
    "Things are never so hard as you think they'll be," said his wife in an effort at
    comfort.Kauffman, Reginald Wright
  4. compact

    a signed written agreement between two or more parties
    The new treaty, commonly known as the fiscal
    compact, was agreed at a summit.New York Times (Jan 31, 2012)
  5. complement

    make perfect or supply what is wanting
    Working in tandem, the two have
    complemented each other’s styles nicely in churning out yards, with Bradshaw bringing shiftiness and Jacobs bringing power.New York Times (Dec 15, 2011)
  6. concord

    a harmonious state of things and of their properties
    Grotius was, however, animated by an ardent desire for peace and
    concord.Various
  7. conclave

    a confidential or secret meeting
    They follow up circuses and picnics, and make it a point to attend all big gatherings, such as county fairs, races,
    conclaves, and congresses.Flynt, Josiah
  8. confluence

    a place where things merge or flow together
    It's a familiar narrative, yet each story is unique, contingent on the
    confluence of talent and fashion, context and vision.
  9. congregate

    come together, usually for a purpose
    In another game, the stands caught on fire, interrupting play as evacuating fans
    congregated at the 50-yard line.New York Times (Jan 27, 2012)
  10. congregation

    an assemblage of people or things collected together
    The
    congregation, on Easter Sunday afternoon, after which service the cakes are given, is always very large, many persons coming from the surrounding villages.Andrews, William
  11. connect

    fasten or put together two or more pieces
    At one time this palace was actually
    connected with the cathedral by a covered gallery crossing the street.Conybeare, Edward
  12. consensus

    agreement in the judgment reached by a group as a whole
    But while the diplomats struggled to find
    consensus in New York, Syrian forces continued to pound away at rebel positions.New York Times (Jan 31, 2012)
  13. convene

    meet formally
    The expected announcement will come just days before the Washington state legislature was scheduled to
    convene for its next session.
Created on February 6, 2012
(updated August 4, 2014)