- 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
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It becomes necessary to replace that which must pass away, and to reconsolidate the essentials which are threatened.An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy
W. Tudor Jones
- 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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