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consolidate

[ kuhn-sol-i-deyt ]
/ k蓹n藞s蓲l 瑟藢de瑟t /
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Definition of consolidate

verb (used with object), con路sol路i路dat路ed, con路sol路i路dat路ing.
verb (used without object), con路sol路i路dat路ed, con路sol路i路dat路ing.
to unite or combine.
to become solid or firm.
adjective
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Origin of consolidate

1505鈥15; <Latin consolid膩tus (past participle of consolid膩re), equivalent to con-con- + solid(us) solid + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM consolidate

con路sol路i路da路tor, nounpre路con路sol路i路date, verb, pre路con路sol路i路dat路ed, pre路con路sol路i路dat路ing.re路con路sol路i路date, verb, re路con路sol路i路dat路ed, re路con路sol路i路dat路ing.un路con路sol路i路dat路ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for consolidate

consolidate
/ (k蓹n藞s蓲l瑟藢de瑟t) /

verb
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 consolid膩re to make firm, from solidus strong, solid
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