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.
Origin of consolidate
Examples from the Web for consolidating
De Forest is not only consolidating her position in the art world.
The monster tech firms are stifling competition and consolidating their power while they expand into new markets.
Consolidating plants may make sense for profits but not for public safety.West Virginia Is Just The Beginning For Chemical Spill Disasters|Sally Kohn|January 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The industry is consolidating, concentrating power and profits into the hands of fewer players.The Big Idea: Saving the World’s Most Important Fish|Kevin M. Bailey|August 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But, by consolidating risk in the United States, Wilson's bill does the exact opposite of good insurance practice.
In some vain hope of consolidating his dynasty, Witigis divorced his wife and married this young princess.Theodoric the Goth|Thomas Hodgkin
It strikes me, jokers are consolidating in the Morgue to-day.Mated from the Morgue|John Augustus O'Shea
Until the outbreak of war France had pursued with success her policy of consolidating her interests in Morocco.The Annual Register 1914|Anonymous
The popes of the thirteenth century rode upon this tide, overwhelming opposition and consolidating their power.Folkways|William Graham Sumner
They had reached their objectives, a varying number of miles eastward, and were consolidating their positions when the shock came.
British Dictionary definitions for consolidating
Word Origin for consolidate
Word Origin and History for consolidating
1510s, "to compact into one body," from Latin consolidatus, past participle of consolidare "to make solid," from com- "together" (see com-) + solidare "to make solid" (see solid). Meaning "to make firm or strong" is from mid-16c. Related: Consolidatedconsolidating.