- 1[transitive, intransitive] consolidate (something) to make a position of power or success stronger so that it is more likely to continue With this new movie he has consolidated his position as the country's leading director. The Mets consolidated their lead with a second home run.
- 2[transitive, intransitive] consolidate (something) (finance) to join things together into one; to be joined into one All the debts have been consolidated. consolidated accounts The two companies consolidated for greater efficiency.
NAmE//kənˈsɑləˌdeɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they consolidate
he / she / it consolidates
past simple consolidated
-ing form consolidating
consolidationjump to other results
NAmE//kənˌsɑləˈdeɪʃn//noun [uncountable] the consolidation of power the consolidation of Japan's banking industry