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con·sol·i·date

 (kən-sŏl′ĭ-dāt′)
v. con·sol·i·dat·ed, con·sol·i·dat·ing, con·sol·i·dates
v.tr.
1. To unite into one system or whole; combine: consolidated five separate agencies into a single department.
2. To make strong or secure; strengthen: She consolidated her power during her first year in office.
3. To make firm or coherent; form into a compact mass.
v.intr.
1. To become solidified or united.
2. To join in a merger or union: The two firms consolidated under a new name.

[Latin cōnsolidāre, cōnsolidāt- : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + solidāre, to make firm (from solidus, firm; see sol- in Indo-European roots).]

con·sol′i·da′tor n.

consolidate

(kənˈsɒlɪˌdeɪt)
vb
1. to form or cause to form into a solid mass or whole; unite or be united
2. to make or become stronger or more stable
3. (Military) military to strengthen or improve one's control over (a situation, force, newly captured area, etc)
[C16: from Latin consolidāre to make firm, from solidus strong, solid]

con•sol•i•date

(kənˈsɒl ɪˌdeɪt)

v. -dat•ed, -dat•ing. v.t.
1. 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.
v.i.
4. to unite or combine.
5. to become solid or firm.
[1505–15; < Latin consolidātus,consolidāre <con- + solidāre to make solid]
con•sol′i•da`tor, n.

consolidate


Past participle: consolidated
Gerund: consolidating

Imperative
consolidate
consolidate
Present
I consolidate
you consolidate
he/she/it consolidates
we consolidate
you consolidate
they consolidate
Preterite
I consolidated
you consolidated
he/she/it consolidated
we consolidated
you consolidated
they consolidated
Present Continuous
I am consolidating
you are consolidating
he/she/it is consolidating
we are consolidating
you are consolidating
they are consolidating
Present Perfect
I have consolidated
you have consolidated
he/she/it has consolidated
we have consolidated
you have consolidated
they have consolidated
Past Continuous
I was consolidating
you were consolidating
he/she/it was consolidating
we were consolidating
you were consolidating
they were consolidating
Past Perfect
I had consolidated
you had consolidated
he/she/it had consolidated
we had consolidated
you had consolidated
they had consolidated
Future
I will consolidate
you will consolidate
he/she/it will consolidate
we will consolidate
you will consolidate
they will consolidate
Future Perfect
I will have consolidated
you will have consolidated
he/she/it will have consolidated
we will have consolidated
you will have consolidated
they will have consolidated
Future Continuous
I will be consolidating
you will be consolidating
he/she/it will be consolidating
we will be consolidating
you will be consolidating
they will be consolidating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been consolidating
you have been consolidating
he/she/it has been consolidating
we have been consolidating
you have been consolidating
they have been consolidating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been consolidating
you will have been consolidating
he/she/it will have been consolidating
we will have been consolidating
you will have been consolidating
they will have been consolidating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been consolidating
you had been consolidating
he/she/it had been consolidating
we had been consolidating
you had been consolidating
they had been consolidating
Conditional
I would consolidate
you would consolidate
he/she/it would consolidate
we would consolidate
you would consolidate
they would consolidate
Past Conditional
I would have consolidated
you would have consolidated
he/she/it would have consolidated
we would have consolidated
you would have consolidated
they would have consolidated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.consolidate - unite into one; "The companies consolidated"
merge, unify, unite - become one; "Germany unified officially in 1990"; "the cells merge"
2.consolidate - make firm or secure; strengthen; "consolidate one's gains"; "consolidate one's hold on first place"
strengthen - gain strength; "His body strengthened"
3.consolidate - bring together into a single whole or system; "The town and county schools are being consolidated"
merge, unify, unite - join or combine; "We merged our resources"
4.consolidate - form into a solid mass or whole; "The mud had consolidated overnight"
solidify - become solid; "The metal solidified when it cooled"
5.consolidate - make or form into a solid or hardened mass; "consolidate fibers into boards"
solidify - make solid or more solid; cause to solidify

consolidate

verb
1. strengthen, secure, reinforce, cement, fortify, stabilize The Prime Minister hopes to consolidate existing trade ties between the two countries.
2. combine, unite, join, marry, merge, unify, amalgamate, federate, conjoin The state's four higher education boards are to be consolidated.

consolidate

verb
To bring or come together into a united whole:
Translations
يُقَوّي، يُدَعّم، يُوَطّد
u/zpevnitztuhnout
konsoliderestyrke
lujittaavahvistaayhdistää
òétta; styrkja
統合する総合する
konsolidacijakonsoliduotikonsoliduotisstiprėjimasstiprėti
apvienotkonsolidētnostiprinātnostiprināties
sağlamlaştırmak

consolidate

[kənˈsɒlɪdeɪt]
A. VT
1. (= strengthen) [+ position, influence] → consolidar
2. (= combine) → concentrar, fusionar
B. VI
1. (= strengthen) → consolidarse
2. (= combine) → concentrarse, fusionarse

consolidate

[kənˈsɒlɪdeɪt] vt
[+ power, position, success] → consolider
(= amalgamate) [+ groups, firms] → fusionner

consolidate

vt
(= confirm)festigen
(= combine)zusammenlegen, vereinigen; companieszusammenschließen; funds, debtskonsolidieren; consolidated balance sheetkonsolidierte Bilanz

consolidate

[kənˈsɒlɪˌdeɪt] vt
a. (position, influence) → consolidare
b. (combine) → unire, fondere

consolidate

(kənˈsolideit) verb
to make or become solid; to strengthen.
conˌsoliˈdation noun
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The next step, if there was to be any degree of uniformity, was plainly to buy and consolidate these six companies; and by 1881 Vail had done this.
It can place the militia under one plan of discipline, and, by putting their officers in a proper line of subordination to the Chief Magistrate, will, as it were, consolidate them into one corps, and thereby render them more efficient than if divided into thirteen or into three or four distinct independent companies.
No, my dear fellow," returned the young man, seating himself on the divan; "reassure yourself; we are tottering always, but we never fall, and I begin to believe that we shall pass into a state of immobility, and then the affairs of the Peninsula will completely consolidate us.
On ground of intersecting highways, I would consolidate my alliances.
If anything can more closely cement and consolidate the esteem which Mr.
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