consolidate

  • 1 consolidate — con‧sol‧i‧date [kənˈsɒldeɪt ǁ ˈsɑː ] verb [intransitive, transitive] 1. to make your position of power or success stronger and more likely to continue: • His successful negotiations with the Americans helped him to consolidate his position. •… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 consolidate — con·sol·i·date /kən sä lə ˌdāt/ vt dat·ed, dat·ing: to join together into one whole: as a: to combine (two or more lawsuits or matters that involve a common question of law or fact) into one compare class action ◇ Consolidation of matters in the… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Consolidate — Con*sol i*date, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Consolidated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Consolidating}.] 1. To make solid; to unite or press together into a compact mass; to harden or make dense and firm. [1913 Webster] He fixed and consolidated the earth. T.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Consolidate — Con*sol i*date, a. [L. consolidatus, p. pr. of consolidare to make firm; con + solidare to make firm; solidus solid. See {Solid}, and cf. {Consound}.] Formed into a solid mass; made firm; consolidated. [R.] [1913 Webster] A gentleman [should… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Consolidate — Con*sol i*date, v. i. To grow firm and hard; to unite and become solid; as, moist clay consolidates by drying. [1913 Webster] In hurts and ulcers of the head, dryness maketh them more apt to consolidate. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 consolidate — (v.) 1510s, to compact into one body, from L. consolidatus, pp. of consolidare to make solid, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + solidare to make solid (see SOLID (Cf. solid)). Meaning to make firm or strong is from mid 16c. Related …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 consolidate — *compact, unify, concentrate Analogous words: *integrate, articulate, concatenate: amalgamate, merge, fuse, blend (see MIX): condense, compress (see CONTRACT vb): *weave, knit Contrasted words: melt, *liquefy: * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 consolidate — [v] combine; make firm add to, amalgamate, amass, band, bind, blend, build up, bunch up, cement, centralize, compact, compound, concatenate, concentrate, condense, conjoin, connect, densen, develop, federate, fortify, fuse, harden, hitch, hitch… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 consolidate — ► VERB 1) make stronger or more solid. 2) combine into a single unit. DERIVATIVES consolidation noun consolidator noun. ORIGIN Latin consolidare, from solidus solid …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 consolidate — [kən säl′ə dāt΄] vt., vi. consolidated, consolidating [< L consolidatus, pp. of consolidare < com , together + solidare, to make solid < solidus, solid: see HOLO ] 1. to combine into a single whole; merge; unite 2. to make or become… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 consolidate — 01. Motokazu Corporation has announced plans to [consolidate] its manufacturing and sales subsidiaries in an attempt to increase overall business efficiency. 02. His stupid behavior at the party has certainly [consolidated] his reputation as a… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 12 consolidate — [[t]kənsɒ̱lɪdeɪt[/t]] consolidates, consolidating, consolidated 1) VERB If you consolidate something that you have, for example power or success, you strengthen it so that it becomes more effective or secure. [V n] The question is: will the junta …

    English dictionary

  • 13 consolidate — con|sol|i|date [kənˈsɔlıdeıt US ˈsa: ] v [I and T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of consolidare, from com ( COM ) + solidus solid ] 1.) to strengthen the position of power or success that you have, so that it becomes more… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 consolidate */ — UK [kənˈsɒlɪdeɪt] / US [kənˈsɑlɪˌdeɪt] verb Word forms consolidate : present tense I/you/we/they consolidate he/she/it consolidates present participle consolidating past tense consolidated past participle consolidated 1) [transitive] to make the… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 consolidate — In a general sense, to unite or unify into one mass or body, as to consolidate several small school districts into a large district, or to consolidate various funds. In legislative usage, to consolidate two bills is to unite them into one. The… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 16 consolidate — In a general sense, to unite or unify into one mass or body, as to consolidate several small school districts into a large district, or to consolidate various funds. In legislative usage, to consolidate two bills is to unite them into one. The… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 17 consolidate — To unite into one mass or body, as to consolidate the forces of an army, or various funds. In parliamentary usage, to consolidate two bills is to unite them into one. In law, to consolidate benefices is to combine them into one. Independent Dist …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 18 consolidate — verb ( dated; dating) Etymology: Latin consolidatus, past participle of consolidare to make solid, from com + solidus solid Date: circa 1512 transitive verb 1. to join together into one whole ; unite < …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 consolidate — [c]/kənˈsɒlədeɪt / (say kuhn soluhdayt) verb (consolidated, consolidating) –verb (t) 1. to make solid or firm; solidify; strengthen: to consolidate gains. 2. to strengthen by rearranging the position of ground combat troops after a successful… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 consolidate — consolidator, n. /keuhn sol i dayt /, v., consolidated, consolidating, adj. v.t. 1. to bring together (separate parts) into a single or unified whole; unite; combine: They consolidated their three companies. 2. to discard the unused or unwanted… …

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