What does consolidate mean?

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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

  6. Origin: [L. consolidatus, p. pr. of consolidare to make firm; con- + solidare to make firm; solidus solid. See Solid, and cf. Consound.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Consolidate

    kon-sol′i-dāt, v.t. to make solid: to form into a compact mass: to unite into one.—v.i. to grow solid or firm: to unite.—adj. made firm or solid: united.—p.adj. Consol′idated.—n. Consolidā′tion, act of making or becoming solid: confirmation.—adj. Consol′idative, tending to consolidate: having the quality of healing.—n. Consol′idator, one who or that which consolidates.—Consolidation Acts, acts of parliament which combine into one general statute several special enactments. [L. consolidāre, -ātumcon, inten., and solidus, solid.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of consolidate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of consolidate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro:

    Petrocaribe, what it must do at this stage, is consolidate, strengthen, grow and deploy itself with even more strength.

  2. Christopher Wheaton:

    Where companies have strong market share within a basin, whether it's the Permian or the Bakken, they're going to get stronger because they'll be able to consolidate competitors.

  3. David Cockfield:

    Oil doesn't seem to be able to find any point where it can stop falling. We really have to see the price of oil consolidate somewhere, the TSX is going to continue to flounder until we see some light at the end of the tunnel as far as the oil stocks and oil prices are concerned.

  4. Nervous Flyers Bunn:

    When something happens to you, if you don’t consolidate the memory, you don’t remember it, when some people get on a plane and have a turbulent flight, they forget about it [afterwards]. And it’s not that they try to forget about it. They just don’t consolidate that memory.

  5. Sinan Ulgen:

    Erdogan's end goal is to consolidate enough popular support to switch to a presidential system. Davutoglu's end goal is to consolidate Ahmet Davutoglu own power and be a successful prime minister, the experience so far has been that when people who seemingly had weight in The AKP showed even a soft form of dissent, Erdogan was able to sideline them without significant consequences for the popularity of the party.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • обединявам, заздравявам, укрепвамBulgarian
  • consolidarCatalan, Valencian
  • zusammenlegen, vereinigen, konsolidieren, festigen, zusammenführenGerman
  • consolidarSpanish
  • lujittaa, vahvistaa, yhdistääFinnish
  • consoliderFrench
  • megerősít, megszilárdít, konszolidálHungarian
  • համախմբել, միավորել, ամրացնել, միացնելArmenian
  • 固める, 総合, 統合Japanese
  • whakatōpūMāori
  • укрепить, объединять, объединить, укреплятьRussian
  • stärka, konsolidera, befästaSwedish

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