coalition collocations and examples

 UK /ˌkəʊəˈlɪʃ(ə)n/

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a temporary union of different political parties or groups


Adjectives frequently used with coalition
involving many parties or groups: broad, global, internationalOpposition has come from a broad coalition of humanists, civil libertarians, Conservatives, and even Labour Party rebels.strong: powerful, strongA strong coalition of health groups, trade unions, employers and others can help build support for the law.in control: governing, rulingThe ruling coalition is strongly committed to reform.not strictly organized: looseThe May Day collective was a loose coalition of left-wing and anarchist protesters.
Nouns frequently used before coalition
government, oppositionA third candidate of the three-party opposition coalition, the Democratic Union, took less than 100 votes.
Verbs frequently used with coalition
form a coalition: assemble, build, create, forge, form, put togetherThe goal is to build a coalition of trade union and community groups who will work together to influence government thinking.join or lead a coalition: join, leadThe general election was narrowly won by the Republican Front, a coalition led by the Socialist Party.
 
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