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Today’s article title is: Reliance in talks to acquire Urban Ladder, Milkbasket, says report

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CONGLOMERATE

Noun

Pronunciation:  kuhn-glom-er-it

Meaning: a group of businesses or enterprises under one control

Synonyms: empire

Usage: They will acquire a lot of small businesses to create a large conglomerate 


INFUSE

Verb

Pronunciation: in-fyooz

Meaning: to cause to become filled or saturated with a certain quality or principle

Synonyms: endue (or indue), imbue, inculcate, ingrain (also engrain), inoculate, invest, steep, suffuse

Antonyms: eliminate, remove, take (away)

Usage: He strives to infuse the values of honesty in his students 

Forms: Infusion (noun)


FRUCTIFY

Verb

Pronunciation: fruhk-tuh-fahy

Meaning: to make fruitful or productive; fertilize

Usage: The discussions about the merger failed to fructify  


CONSOLIDATE

Verb

Pronunciation: kuhn-sol-i-deyt

Meaning: to bring (something) to a central point or under a single control/ to make markedly greater in measure or degree

Synonyms: centralize, concentrate, unify, unite/ accentuate, amp (up), amplify, intensify, magnify

Antonyms: decentralize, deconcentrate, spread (out)/ abate, moderate

Usage: She will consolidate all branches under one manager/ She is looking to consolidate her gains 

Forms: Consolidation (noun)


CONSENT

Verb

Pronunciation: kuhn-sent

Meaning: to give or express one’s approval

Synonyms: accede, acquiesce, agree, assent, come round, subscribe

Antonyms: dissent

Usage: They consent to the use of their replies for our research 
Forms: Consent (noun)