consolidate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kənˈsɒlɪdeɪt/
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Verb[edit]

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) To pay off several debts with a single loan.

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Adjective[edit]

consolidate (comparative more consolidate, superlative most consolidate)

  1. (obsolete) Formed into a solid mass; made firm; consolidated.
    • (Can we date this quote by Elyot and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      A gentleman [should learn to ride] while he is tender and the brawns and sinews of his thighs not fully consolidate.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

consolidate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of consolidare
  2. second-person plural imperative of consolidare
  3. feminine plural of consolidato

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

cōnsolidāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of cōnsolidō