[ kuh n-sol-i-deyt ]
/ kənˈsɒl ɪˌdeɪt /

verb (used with object), con·sol·i·dat·ed, con·sol·i·dat·ing.

verb (used without object), con·sol·i·dat·ed, con·sol·i·dat·ing.

to unite or combine.
to become solid or firm.


Origin of consolidate

1505–15; < Latin consolidātus (past participle of consolidāre), equivalent to con- con- + solid(us) solid + -ātus -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM consolidate

con·sol·i·da·tor, nounpre·con·sol·i·date, verb, pre·con·sol·i·dat·ed, pre·con·sol·i·dat··con·sol·i·date, verb, re·con·sol·i·dat·ed, re·con·sol·i·dat·ing.un·con·sol·i·dat·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for consolidate

/ (kənˈsɒlɪˌdeɪt) /


to form or cause to form into a solid mass or whole; unite or be united
to make or become stronger or more stable
military to strengthen or improve one's control over (a situation, force, newly captured area, etc)

Word Origin for consolidate

C16: from Latin consolidāre to make firm, from solidus strong, solid
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