- 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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Some of them have been melted and reconsolidated, and crowded in between others, or spread over them.The Religion of Geology and Its Connected Sciences
This is the way in which estates, once broken up, are reconsolidated in Oude, under energetic and unscrupulous men.A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II
- 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 reconsolidated
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