1. To amount in the aggregate to.
2. To gather in a mass, sum, or whole; SYN. combine.
1. To get people together; SYN. gather, get together.
2. To make by putting pieces together; SYN. piece, put together, set up.
To form a group or unite; SYN. confederate.
1. To meet for business, worship, etc.; to assemble.
2. To live together as man and wife.
To collect together; to form a group.
Legal agreement between two or more parties, where each party agrees to do something. For example, a contract of employment is a legal agreement between an employer and an employee and lays out the conditions of employment. Contracts need not necessarily be written; they can be verbal contracts. In consumer law, for example, a contract is established when a good is sold.
A contract made in the proper form may be unenforceable if it is made under a mistake, misrepresentation, duress, or undue influence, or if one of the parties does not have the capacity to make it (for example, minors and people who are insane). Illegal contracts are void, including those to commit a crime or civil wrong, those to trade with the enemy, immoral contracts, and contracts in restraint of trade. Contracts by way of gaming and wagering are also void.
In a contract each party mutually obliges himself or herself to the other for exchange of property or performance for a consideration.
To meet formally.
1. To arrange into a group or groups.
2. To form a group or group together; SYN. aggroup.
1. To crouch or curl up; SYN. cower.
2. To crowd or draw together; SYN. huddle together.
1. To call to duty, military service, jury duty, etc.
2. To gather or bring together; SYN. rally, summon, come up, muster up.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: shrank, shrunk).
1. To decrease in size, range, or extent;His earnings shrank; SYN. shrivel.
2. To draw together; SYN. contract.
3. To reduce in size; reduce physically; SYN. reduce.