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Borrowed from Latin consolidātus, from the verb consolidō, from solidus (solid).

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consolidate (third-person singular simple present consolidates, present participle consolidating, simple past and past participle consolidated)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To combine into a single unit; to group together or join.
    He consolidated his luggage into a single large bag.
  2. To make stronger or more solid.
    • 2014, “Little Green Men”: A Primer on Modern Russian Unconventional Warfare, Ukraine 2013–2014[1], Fort Bragg, North Carolina: The United States Army Special Operations Command, page 43:
      These infamous little green men appeared during the decisive seizures or buildings and facilities, only to disappear when associated militias and local troops arrived to consolidate the gains. In this way they provided a measure of deniability—however superficial or implausible—for Moscow.40
  3. (finance) With respect to debt, to pay off several debts with a single loan.

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consolidate (comparative more consolidate, superlative most consolidate)

  1. (obsolete) Formed into a solid mass; made firm; consolidated.

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  1. inflection of consolidare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

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consolidate f pl

  1. feminine plural of consolidato

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  1. second-person plural present active imperative of cōnsolidō

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  1. second-person singular voseo imperative of consolidar combined with te