consolidate

[kuh n-sol-i-deyt]

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.

adjective


Origin of consolidate

1505–15; < Latin consolidātus (past participle of consolidāre), equivalent to con- con- + solid(us) solid + -ātus -ate1
Related formscon·sol·i·da·tor, nounpre·con·sol·i·date, verb, pre·con·sol·i·dat·ed, pre·con·sol·i·dat·ing.re·con·sol·i·date, verb, re·con·sol·i·dat·ed, re·con·sol·i·dat·ing.un·con·sol·i·dat·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for consolidator

consolidator

noun

a person or thing that consolidates
a company that offers flight tickets for a variety of different airlines, usually at a reduced price

consolidate

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 consolidāre to make firm, from solidus strong, solid
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Word Origin and History for consolidator

consolidate

v.

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.

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