Synonyms: affirm, allege
Example Sentence: For a while, Ukraine lacked central leadership because multiple politicians averred that they had the power.
Synonyms: cut, trim
Example Sentence: Democratic nations typically pare executive power so that no single person has all the power in the system.
Synonyms: merge, unite
Example Sentence: Protesters in New York coalesced in Time Square in order to make a statement against excessive police power.