consolidate

verb
con·​sol·​i·​date | \ kən-ˈsä-lə-ˌdāt How to pronounce consolidate (audio) \
consolidated; consolidating

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 He consolidated his position as head of the political party.
3 : to form into a compact mass The press consolidates the fibers into board.

intransitive verb

: to become consolidated specifically : merge The two companies consolidated.

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Other Words from consolidate

consolidator \ kən-​ˈsä-​lə-​ˌdā-​tər How to pronounce consolidator (audio) \ noun

Examples of consolidate in a Sentence

The two funds will consolidate into one. The administration hopes that such measures will consolidate its position. Rebel forces have consolidated their hold on the region.
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Recent Examples on the Web Phase 1 also would consolidate the five domains into one. Beth Mlady, cleveland, "Middleburg Heights mulls computer system overhaul for city offices," 9 Nov. 2020 YouTube Music pulls songs from YouTube, and Google can consolidate into a single license. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "RIP Google Play Music, 2011 – 2020," 28 Oct. 2020 The talks underscore how soft drink bottlers are under pressure to consolidate as the popularity of sugary drinks declines, as well as because of the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Manuel Baigorri, Bloomberg.com, "Coca-Cola Europe Bottler in Talks for Record Australian Deal," 24 Oct. 2020 The move will allow RLL to consolidate its existing INDYCAR operations in Brownsburg, as well as its IMSA operations in Ohio. Chris Sims, The Indianapolis Star, "Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing building headquarters in Zionsville, creating up to 73 jobs," 7 Oct. 2020 The state will consolidate vendors for nurses, equipment and lab work at the testing site at C.B. Smith Park, according to Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz. Ben Conarck And Daniel Chang, sun-sentinel.com, "Florida is privatizing state-run COVID testing sties, starting with Broward County," 5 Sep. 2020 The proposed restructuring would consolidate the four existing commissions into two Glenview development commissions. Kaitlin Edquist, chicagotribune.com, "Glenview officials look to restructure development commissions to streamline review process," 31 Aug. 2020 While elections officials in other places have had to consolidate precincts, no Southwest Ohio county took this step. Duard Headley, The Enquirer, "What will Election Day look like at polls? Lots of sanitizing and be prepared to wait," 2 Nov. 2020 So the Biden administration will need to work at least as hard to consolidate international action. Bill Mckibben, The New York Review of Books, "Biden’s Most Daunting Adversary," 31 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of consolidate

circa 1512, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for consolidate

Latin consolidatus, past participle of consolidare to make solid, from com- + solidus solid

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The first known use of consolidate was circa 1512

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Cite this Entry

“Consolidate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/consolidate. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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More Definitions for consolidate

consolidate

verb
How to pronounce consolidate (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of consolidate

: to join or combine together into one thing
: to make (something, such as a position of power or control) stronger or more secure

consolidate

verb
con·​sol·​i·​date | \ kən-ˈsä-lə-ˌdāt How to pronounce consolidate (audio) \
consolidated; consolidating

Kids Definition of consolidate

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

consolidate

transitive verb
con·​sol·​i·​date | \ kən-ˈsä-lə-ˌdāt How to pronounce consolidate (audio) \
consolidated; consolidating

Legal Definition of consolidate

: to join together into one whole: as
a : to combine (two or more lawsuits or matters that involve a common question of law or fact) into one — compare class action

Note: Consolidation of matters in the federal courts is governed by Rule 42 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Consolidated cases may become one single action with a single judgment, or may retain their individual identities although tried together. The court may also try one representative case and render a judgment binding on the other cases.

b : to combine (two or more corporations) to form one new corporation — compare merger

Other Words from consolidate

consolidation \ kən-​ˌsä-​lə-​ˈdā-​shən How to pronounce consolidation (audio) \ noun

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