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consolidate

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1  —as in:
a consolidated loan
Definition bring together into one
  • The fibers and resin consolidate to make a surfboard.
consolidate = are joined together
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • We have a consolidated loan.
  • consolidated = brought together into one (in this case brought different loans into one)
  • The companies consolidated
  • The town and county schools are being consolidated
  • I obediently consolidate the supplies I want into my pack.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • consolidate = bring together into one place
  • As the first hint of daybreak brightened the eastern horizon, the rocky, terraced terrain we'd been ascending gave way to a broad gully of unconsolidated snow.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unconsolidated means not and reverses the meaning of consolidated. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
  • Even I who have no face, who make no difference when I come in (Susan and Jinny change bodies and faces), flutter unattached, without anchorage anywhere, unconsolidated, incapable of composing any blankness or continuity or wall against which these bodies move.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
(Editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unconsolidated means not and reverses the meaning of consolidated. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)

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2  —as in:
consolidated its hold on power
Definition make stronger
  • The team wants to consolidate its hold on first place.
consolidate = make stronger
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • We want to consolidate our gains.
  • consolidate = make stronger
  • The mud consolidated overnight.

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