Definition of consolidate
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.
consolidatorplay \kən-ˈsä-lə-ˌdā-tər\ 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.
Recent Examples of consolidate from the Web
The move to consolidate the matters, involving allegations of kleptocracy of Ukrainian government funds, indicates that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is assuming a broad mandate in his new role running the sensational investigation.
Maduro has vowed to resolve the crisis by forming a special assembly to rewrite the constitution, a proposal protesters have rejected as yet another attempt by Maduro to consolidate power.
The company has been consolidating the local market and boasts 400,000 properties as well as an additional 300,000 via its low-cost sibsidiary Mayi.
GroupM, the umbrella firm that houses WPP’s ad-buying shops, is consolidating two of its global ad-buying agencies to help reduce costs and enable investment in areas that may provide more growth.
On Jan. 1, 1855, Williamsburg and Bushwick were consolidated into the City of Brooklyn — one of the first municipal mergers in United States history.
The legislation gives the county until June 1 to submit its plan to the state, otherwise the Indiana Election Commission and make its own plan to consolidate Lake County's precincts.
Glendale school officials stepped back last week from a plan that staff proposed earlier this month that would have consolidated some language-immersion programs at local middle schools.
What’s most surprising isn’t that politicians start wars to consolidate their own power, but that the people don’t always simply assume that leaders choose war for that reason.
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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
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
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 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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