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consolidate

con·sol·i·date

consolidate

 
pronunciation:
kn sa lih deIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: consolidated, consolidates, consolidating
definition 1: to combine into a whole or mass; unify.
The union leaders are consolidating several small unions.
synonyms:
amalgamate, combine, conglomerate, solidify, unify
similar words:
band, coalesce, compact, compress, connect, fuse, incorporate
definition 2: to strengthen or secure; make solid or stable.
She consolidated her position as leader.
synonyms:
secure, strengthen
similar words:
fortify, reinforce, solidify, substantiate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become unified or strengthened.
The two businesses have done well since they consolidated.
synonyms:
coalesce, combine, solidify, strengthen
similar words:
amalgamate, connect, league
derivation: consolidator (n.)