- 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[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 Word Origin early 16th cent. (in the sense ‘combine into a whole’): from Latin consolidare, from con-
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