verb (used with object), con·sol·i·dat·ed, con·sol·i·dat·ing.
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.
verb (used without object), con·sol·i·dat·ed, con·sol·i·dat·ing.
to unite or combine.
to become solid or firm.
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Origin of consolidate
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a person or thing that consolidates
a company that offers flight tickets for a variety of different airlines, usually at a reduced price
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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