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English definition of “consolidate”

consolidate

verb [I or T]     /kənˈsɒl.ɪ.deɪt/ US  /-ˈsɑː.lɪ-/
to become , or cause something to become , stronger , and more certain : The success of their major product consolidated the firm's position in the market . She hoped that marriage would consolidate their relationship . The party consolidated its hold on power during its term of office . The company has been expanding rapidly and I feel it's now time to consolidate (= stop growing and make our present position stronger ).Becoming and making stronger to combine several things, especially businesses , so that they become more effective , or to be combined in this way: The two firms consolidated to form a single company .Becoming and making strongerBecoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancing consolidated     /-deɪ.tɪd/ US  /-deɪ.t̬ɪd/ adjective consolidated trading / accounts Business and commerce - general words consolidation     /kənˌsɒl.ɪˈdeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-ˌsɑː.lɪ-/ noun [C or U] The company is entering a period of consolidation (= becoming better and stronger at what it does). We have seen a similar consolidation (= joining together) of booksellers and distributors .Becoming and making stronger
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