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consolidate

[kuhn-sol-i-deyt]
verb (used with object), consolidated, consolidating.
1.
to bring together (separate parts) into a single or unified whole; unite; combine: They consolidated their three companies.
2.
to discard the unused or unwanted items of and organize the remaining: She consolidated her home library.
3.
to make solid or firm; solidify; strengthen: to consolidate gains.
4.
Military. to strengthen by rearranging the position of ground combat troops after a successful attack.
verb (used without object), consolidated, consolidating.
5.
to unite or combine.
6.
to become solid or firm.
adjective
7.
consolidated ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1505–15; < Latin consolidātus (past participle of consolidāre), equivalent to con- con- + solid(us) solid + -ātus -ate1

consolidator, noun
preconsolidate, verb, preconsolidated, preconsolidating.
reconsolidate, verb, reconsolidated, reconsolidating.
unconsolidating, adjective
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consolidate (kənˈsɒlɪˌdeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to form or cause to form into a solid mass or whole; unite or be united
2.  to make or become stronger or more stable
3.  military to strengthen or improve one's control over (a situation, force, newly captured area, etc)
 
[C16: from Latin consolidāre to make firm, from solidus strong, solid]

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consolidate
1510s, "to compact into one body," from L. consolidat-, pp. stem of consolidare, from con- "together" + solidare "to make solid" (see consolidation). Meaning "to make firm or strong" is from c.1540. Related: Consolidating (1660s).
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