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consolidate

verb con·sol·i·date \kən-ˈsä-lə-ˌdāt\

: to join or combine together into one thing

: to make (something, such as a position of power or control) stronger or more secure

con·sol·i·dat·edcon·sol·i·dat·ing

Full Definition of CONSOLIDATE

transitive verb
1
:  to join together into one whole :  unite <consolidate several small school districts>
2
:  to make firm or secure :  strengthen <consolidate their hold on first place>
3
:  to form into a compact mass
intransitive verb
:  to become consolidated; specifically :  merge <the two companies consolidated>
con·sol·i·da·tor \-ˌdā-tər\ noun

Examples of CONSOLIDATE

  1. The two funds will consolidate into one.
  2. The administration hopes that such measures will consolidate its position.
  3. Rebel forces have consolidated their hold on the region.

Origin of CONSOLIDATE

Latin consolidatus, past participle of consolidare to make solid, from com- + solidus solid
First Known Use: circa 1512

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CONSOLIDATING Defined for Kids

consolidate

verb con·sol·i·date \kən-ˈsä-lə-ˌdāt\
con·sol·i·dat·edcon·sol·i·dat·ing

Definition of CONSOLIDATE for Kids

1
:  to join together into one whole :  unite <The towns consolidated their high schools.>
2
:  strengthen <The leader consolidated his power.>

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