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v. con·sol·i·dat·ed, con·sol·i·dat·ing, con·sol·i·dates
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.
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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.consolidated - joined together into a wholeconsolidated - joined together into a whole; "United Industries"; "the amalgamated colleges constituted a university"; "a consolidated school"
united - characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity; "presented a united front"
2.consolidated - forming a solid mass
compact - closely and firmly united or packed together; "compact soil"; "compact clusters of flowers"
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[kənˈsɒlɪdeɪtɪd] ADJconsolidado
consolidated accountscuentas fpl consolidadas
consolidated balance sheethoja f de balance consolidado
consolidated fundfondo m consolidado
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The more the Russian army retreated the more fiercely a spirit of hatred of the enemy flared up, and while it retreated the army increased and consolidated. At Borodino a collision took place.
There's the Alameda & Contra Costa Land Syndicate, the Consolidated Street Railways, the Yerba Buena Ferry Company, the United Water Company, the Piedmont Realty Company, the Fairview and Portola Hotel Company, and half a dozen more that I've got to refer to a notebook to remember.
Among a people consolidated into one nation, this supremacy is completely vested in the national legislature.
He left the duke with the state of Romagna alone consolidated, with the rest in the air, between two most powerful hostile armies, and sick unto death.
By the activity displayed in these works, already so far advanced, they might be considered as finished: they were not yet furnished with their cannons, but the platforms had their gites and their madriers all prepared; the earth, beaten carefully, was consolidated; and supposing the artillery to be on the island, in less than two or three days the port might be completely armed.
"I belong to Bailum & Barney's Great Consolidated Shows--three rings in one tent and a menagerie on the side.
The whole then became consolidated by the percolation of calcareous matter; and the cylindrical cavities left by the decaying of the wood, were thus also filled up with a hard pseudo-stalactical stone.
"It is as clear to me as sunshine,--were there any in the sky,--that the greatest possible stumbling-blocks in the path of human happiness and improvement are these heaps of bricks and stones, consolidated with mortar, or hewn timber, fastened together with spike-nails, which men painfully contrive for their own torment, and call them house and home!
Thus it came about that the telephone business was created by Vail, conserved by Hudson, expanded by Fish, and is now in process of being consolidated by Vail.
It had been a curious destiny that had driven her into a newspaper office, and at that very moment, there lay on her desk, like a whisper from Fate, the written offer from the rival paper to buy her out for fifteen hundred dollars, giving herself a position on the consolidated staff.
If he wasn't great, would he have charge of the law business of the Sierra Mills, of the Erston Land Syndicate, of the Berkeley Consolidated, of the Oakland, San Leandro, and Pleasanton Electric?
During the seventeenth century the English East India Company, originally organized for trade, had acquired possessions in India, which, in the middle of the eighteenth century and later, the genius of Clive and Warren Hastings had increased and consolidated into a great empire.

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