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English definition of “consolidate”

consolidate

verb     /kənˈsɒlɪdeɪt/
GET STRONGER [I, T] to make sure that you become more powerful, or that success and achievements continue strongly: It will take him some time to consolidate his position in the banking world.Becoming and making stronger
COMBINE [T] to combine several things, especially businesses, so that they become more effective, or to be combined in this way: He consolidated his businesses into one large company.Connecting and combiningVariety and mixturesMixing and mixtures
consolidation     /kənˌsɒlɪˈdeɪʃən/ noun [U]
(Definition of consolidate verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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