- brought together into a single whole.
- having become solid, firm, or coherent.
- Accounting. taking into account the combined information gathered from the financial conditions of a parent corporation and its subsidiaries: a consolidated balance sheet.
Origin of consolidated
- to bring together (separate parts) into a single or unified whole; unite; combine: They consolidated their three companies.
- to discard the unused or unwanted items of and organize the remaining: She consolidated her home library.
- to make solid or firm; solidify; strengthen: to consolidate gains.
- Military. to strengthen by rearranging the position of ground combat troops after a successful attack.
- to unite or combine.
- to become solid or firm.
Origin of consolidate
Related Words for consolidatedcentralize, develop, secure, stabilize, strengthen, cement, reinforce, concentrate, fortify, solidify, unify, amass, thicken, set, incorporate, federate, hitch, amalgamate, connect, compact
Examples from the Web for consolidated
Contemporary Examples of consolidated
That means Hwang could have consolidated his position in the interim and now feels secure enough to travel for a day.Has North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Been Toppled?
Gordon G. Chang
October 6, 2014
Closely coordinated with Iran, Maliki consolidated Shia control and expanded his own personal powers.U.S. Helped Push Iraq's Politics to a Breaking Point, and Now Is Pushing Maliki Out
August 11, 2014
The panel adopted a three-pronged proposal to lead to a consolidated and streamlined nomination process in 2016.With New Primary Rules, RNC Panel Will Aid the Establishment in 2016
January 24, 2014
Israel has always had consolidated embassies, even sharing staff and services.U.S. Pulls Embassy Out of the Vatican
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 24, 2013
And so, just as libertarians predicted, the government has extended and consolidated its surveillance powers.Big Brother Is Watching Your Cell Phone
June 6, 2013
Historical Examples of consolidated
Now don't breathe a word of this, but there's a big deal on in Consolidated Copper.
Consolidated is no now, and it'll be up to 150 by April at the latest.
Consolidated Copper opened that day at 78, and went by two o'clock to 51.
The key to it is in my safety-deposit vault at the Consolidated Bank.Her Father's Daughter
It was 78 miles long and formed about one-fourth of the consolidated line.The Railroad Question
- 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
past participle adjective from consolidate. Of money, debt, etc., from 1753; in literal sense of "made firm, unified," from c.1850.