consolidate

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verb con·sol·i·date \kən-ˈsä-lə-ˌdāt\

Definition of consolidate

consolidated

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consolidating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to join together into one whole :  unite consolidate several small school districts

  3. 2 :  to make firm or secure :  strengthen consolidate their hold on first place He consolidated his position as head of the political party.

  4. 3 :  to form into a compact mass The press consolidates the fibers into board.

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to become consolidated; specifically :  merge The two companies consolidated.

consolidator

play \kən-ˈsä-lə-ˌdā-tər\ noun

Examples of consolidate in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of consolidate

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


First Known Use: circa 1512


CONSOLIDATE Defined for English Language Learners

consolidate

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verb con·sol·i·date \kən-ˈsä-lə-ˌdāt\

Definition of consolidate for English Language Learners

  • : to join or combine together into one thing

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


CONSOLIDATE Defined for Kids

consolidate

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verb con·sol·i·date \kən-ˈsä-lə-ˌdāt\

Definition of consolidate for Students

consolidated

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consolidating

  1. 1 :  to join together into one whole :  unite The towns consolidated their high schools.

  2. 2 :  strengthen The leader consolidated his power.


Law Dictionary

consolidate

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transitive verb con·sol·i·date \kən-ˈsä-lə-ˌdāt\

Legal Definition of consolidate

consolidated

consolidating

  1. :  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 Editor's 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

consolidation

\kən-ˌsä-lə-ˈdā-shən\ play noun


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