1. In or into a single group, mass, or place: We gather together.
2. In or into contact: The cars crashed together. She mixed the chemicals together.
a. In association with or in relationship to one another; mutually or reciprocally: getting along together.
b. By joint or cooperative effort: We ironed the entire load of clothes together.
4. Regarded collectively; in total: She is worth more than all of us together. Considered together, the proposals made little sense.
5. In or into a unified structure or arrangement: put the food processor together.
6. Simultaneously: The bells rang out together.
7. In harmony or accord: We stand together on this issue.
8. Informal Into an effective, coherent condition: Get yourself together.
1. Emotionally stable and effective in performance: She's really together.
2. In tune with what is going on; hip.
get/put it all together Slang
To unify and harmonize one's resources so as to perform with maximal effectiveness.
[Middle English, from Old English tōgædere; see ghedh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
Usage Note: Together with is often used following the subject of a sentence or clause to introduce an addition. The addition, however, does not alter the number of the verb, which is governed by the subject: The king (singular), together with two aides, is expected soon. The same is true of along with, besides, and in addition to. See Usage Notes at besides, like2.
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