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Consolidate definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CONSOLIDATE, v.t. [L., solid. See Solid.]
1. To make solid to unite or press together loose or separate parts, and form a compact mass; to harden or make dense and firm.
He fixed and consolidated the earth above the waters.
2. To unite the parts of a broken bone or the lips of a wound, by means of applications.
3. To unite two parliamentary bills in one.
4. In law, to combine two benefices in one.
CONSOLIDATE, v.i. To grow firm and hard; to unite and become solid.
In hurts and ulcers of the head, dryness maketh them more apt to consolidate.
Moist clay consolidates by drying.
CONSOLIDATE, a. Formed into a solid mass.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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"

Merriam Webster's

verb (-dated; -dating) Etymology: Latin consolidatus, past participle of consolidare to make solid, from com- + solidus solid Date: circa 1512 transitive verb 1. to join together into one whole ; unite <consolidate several small school districts> 2. to make firm or secure ; strengthen <consolidate their hold on first place> 3. to form into a compact mass intransitive verb to become consolidated; specifically merge <the two companies consolidated> consolidator noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. 1 tr. & intr. make or become strong or solid. 2 tr. reinforce or strengthen (one's position, power, etc.). 3 tr. combine (territories, companies, debts, etc.) into one whole. Phrases and idioms: consolidated fund (or annuities) Brit. a Bank of England fund into which tax revenue is paid and from which payments not dependent on annual votes in Parliament are made. Derivatives: consolidation n. consolidator n. consolidatory adj. Etymology: L consolidare (as com-, solidare f. solidus solid)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Consolidate Con*sol"i*date, a. [L. consolidatus, p. pr. of consolidare to make firm; con- + solidare to make firm; solidus solid. See Solid, and cf. Consound.] Formed into a solid mass; made firm; consolidated. [R.] A gentleman [should learn to ride] while he is tender and the brawns and sinews of his thighs not fully consolidate. --Elyot.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Consolidate Con*sol"i*date, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Consolidated; p. pr. & vb. n. Consolidating.] 1. To make solid; to unite or press together into a compact mass; to harden or make dense and firm. He fixed and consolidated the earth. --T. Burnet. 2. To unite, as various particulars, into one mass or body; to bring together in close union; to combine; as, to consolidate the armies of the republic. Consolidating numbers into unity. --Wordsworth. 3. (Surg.) To unite by means of applications, as the parts of a broken bone, or the lips of a wound. [R.] Syn: To unite; combine; harden; compact; condense; compress.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Consolidate Con*sol"i*date, v. i. To grow firm and hard; to unite and become solid; as, moist clay consolidates by drying. In hurts and ulcers of the head, dryness maketh them more apt to consolidate. --Bacon.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(consolidates, consolidating, consolidated) 1. If you consolidate something that you have, for example power or success, you strengthen it so that it becomes more effective or secure. Brydon's team-mate Martin Williamson consolidated his lead in the National League when he won the latest round. VERB: V n 2. To consolidate a number of small groups or firms means to make them into one large organization. Judge Charles Schwartz is giving the state 60 days to disband and consolidate Louisiana's four higher education boards... VERB: V n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Condense, compact, compress, harden, solidify, make solid, make firm. 2. Conjoin, combine, unite into one.

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