Consolidate definition

kən-sŏlĭ-dāt
To unite into one system or whole; combine.

Consolidated five separate agencies into a single department.

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To make strong or secure; strengthen.

She consolidated her power during her first year in office.

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To make firm or coherent; form into a compact mass.
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To become solidified or united.
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To join in a merger or union.

The two firms consolidated under a new name.

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To consolidate is to combine many separate people, things or ideas into one solid unit or to make your efforts more focused and stronger.

An example of consolidate is when you pour two half empty boxes of cereal into one big box.

An example of consolidate is when you strengthen your fund-raising efforts.

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To make or become solid or compact.
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To combine into a single whole; merge; unite.
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To make or become strong, stable, firmly established, etc.

The troops consolidated their position.

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(intransitive) To combine into a single unit; to group together or join.

He consolidated his luggage into a single large bag.

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To make stronger or more solid.
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(obsolete) Formed into a solid mass; made firm; consolidated.
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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