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Definition of consolidate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    consolidate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//kənˈsɒlɪdeɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsɑːlɪdeɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they consolidate
    BrE BrE//kənˈsɒlɪdeɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsɑːlɪdeɪt//
     
    he / she / it consolidates
    BrE BrE//kənˈsɒlɪdeɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsɑːlɪdeɪts//
     
    past simple consolidated
    BrE BrE//kənˈsɒlɪdeɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsɑːlɪdeɪtɪd//
     
    past participle consolidated
    BrE BrE//kənˈsɒlɪdeɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsɑːlɪdeɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form consolidating
    BrE BrE//kənˈsɒlɪdeɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsɑːlɪdeɪtɪŋ//
     
    Economy
     
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  1. 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. Italy consolidated their lead with a second goal.
  2. 2[transitive, intransitive] consolidate (something) (specialist) 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. See related entries: Economy
  3. Word Origin early 16th cent. (in the sense ‘combine into a whole’): from Latin consolidare, from con- ‘together’ + solidare ‘make firm’ (from solidus ‘solid’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: consolidate