Consolidate Definition

consolidated, consolidates, consolidating
To combine into a single whole; merge; unite.
Webster's New World
To make or become strong, stable, firmly established, etc.
The troops consolidated their position.
Webster's New World
To make or become solid or compact.
Webster's New World
To become solidified or united.
American Heritage
To join in a merger or union.
The two firms consolidated under a new name.
American Heritage
(obsolete) Formed into a solid mass; made firm; consolidated.

Origin of Consolidate

  • Latin cōnsolidāre cōnsolidāt- com- intensive pref. com– solidāre to make firm (from solidus firm sol- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin consolidare, from solidus (“solid”).

    From Wiktionary

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