AskDefine | Define consolidate

Dictionary Definition

consolidate

Verb

1 unite into one; "The companies consolidated"
2 make firm or secure; strengthen; "consolidate one's gains"; "consolidate one's hold on first place"
3 bring together into a single whole or system; "The town and county schools are being consolidated"
4 form into a solid mass or whole; "The mud had consolidated overnight"
5 make or form into a solid or hardened mass; "consolidate fibers into boards"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Pronunciation

  • a UK /kənˈsɒlɪdeɪt/

Verb

  1. To combine into a single unit; to group together or join.
    He consolidated his luggage into a single large bag.
  2. To make stronger or more solid.

Translations

To combine into a single unit; to group together or join
To make stronger or more solid

Italian

Verb

consolidate
  1. Form of Second-person plural imperative, consolidare#Italian|consolidare

Extensive Definition

Consolidation may refer to the following:

See also

consolidate in German: Konsolidierung
consolidate in French: Consolidation
consolidate in Russian: Консолидация

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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