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.

Other Words from consolidate

consolidator \ kən-​ˈsä-​lə-​ˌdā-​tər How to pronounce consolidate (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 The insurer sought to consolidate all its third-party data in a central repository that could be shared seamlessly across the organization. Naresh Shetty, Forbes, 26 Oct. 2021 And the federal government has gone to court to block a series of corporate deals this year, including a merger between insurance brokers and agreements to consolidate the operations of American Airlines and JetBlue in the Northeast. New York Times, 2 Nov. 2021 And the federal government has gone to court to block a series of corporate deals this year, including a merger between insurance brokers and agreements to consolidate the operations of American Airlines and JetBlue in the Northeast. BostonGlobe.com, 2 Nov. 2021 While details of such assurances remained murky, analysts said each ally had its own reasons for wanting the military to consolidate control in Sudan. Washington Post, 30 Oct. 2021 Democrats want to consolidate their strongholds in one district that would give them a fighting chance to win a House seat. Iris Samuels, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Oct. 2021 The construction would further consolidate the Israeli presence in the West Bank and the barriers to the creation of a geographically contiguous Palestinian state. New York Times, 27 Oct. 2021 The construction would further consolidate the Israeli presence in the West Bank and the barriers to the creation of a geographically contiguous Palestinian state. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Oct. 2021 The maps that Texas state legislators approved this week under the once-a-decade redistricting process would consolidate the power of White voters and eliminate political competition in the state's rapidly changing suburbs. Eric Bradner, CNN, 20 Oct. 2021

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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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“Consolidate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/consolidate. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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consolidate

verb

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 consolidate (audio) \ noun

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