What does consolidate mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word consolidate.

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. Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne:

    The door (on M&A) has never closed, the need to consolidate does not go away.

  2. Carsten Fritsch:

    Prices are likely to consolidate or weaken further, the perception is that over-supply will be there for much longer.

  3. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro:

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

  4. Gary Anderson:

    It's about adding value to a bushel of corn, the ethanol industry is going to continue to evolve and consolidate over time.

  5. Nervous Flyers Bunn:

    If a person is chronically anxious, it doesn’t take much serotonin for them to consolidate memory, it happens really fast.

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Translations for consolidate

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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