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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•sol•i•datekənˈsɒl ɪˌdeɪt(v.)-dat•ed, -dat•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to bring together (separate parts) into a single or unified whole; unite.

  2. to make solid, firm, or secure; strengthen:

    to consolidate gains.

  3. to organize into a more compact form.

  4. (v.i.)to unite or combine.

  5. to become solid or firm.

Origin of consolidate:

1505–15; < L consolidātus,consolidāre <con-+solidāre to make solid


Princeton's WordNet

  1. consolidate(verb)

    unite into one

    "The companies consolidated"

  2. consolidate(verb)

    make firm or secure; strengthen

    "consolidate one's gains"; "consolidate one's hold on first place"

  3. consolidate(verb)

    bring together into a single whole or system

    "The town and county schools are being consolidated"

  4. consolidate(verb)

    form into a solid mass or whole

    "The mud had consolidated overnight"

  5. consolidate(verb)

    make or form into a solid or hardened mass

    "consolidate fibers into boards"


  1. consolidate(Verb)

    To combine into a single unit; to group together or join.

    He consolidated his luggage into a single large bag.

  2. consolidate(Verb)

    To make stronger or more solid.

  3. Origin: From consolidare, from solidus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consolidate(adj)

    formed into a solid mass; made firm; consolidated

  2. Consolidate(verb)

    to make solid; to unite or press together into a compact mass; to harden or make dense and firm

  3. Consolidate(verb)

    to unite, as various particulars, into one mass or body; to bring together in close union; to combine; as, to consolidate the armies of the republic

  4. Consolidate(verb)

    to unite by means of applications, as the parts of a broken bone, or the lips of a wound

  5. Consolidate(verb)

    to grow firm and hard; to unite and become solid; as, moist clay consolidates by drying

Translations for consolidate

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to make or become solid; to strengthen.

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