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English definition of “consolidate”

consolidate

verb [I/T]    /kənˈsɑl·əˌdeɪt/
to bring together or unite things that were separate: [I] Our offices had been spread among three buildings, and then we consolidated into one new high-rise. To consolidate is also to make stronger by some action or event: [T] The governor consolidated his power, getting his allies into key state jobs. consolidated    /kənˈsɑl·əˌdeɪ·t̬ɪd/ adjective [not gradable] consolidation    /kənˌsɑl·əˈdeɪ·ʃən/ noun [U]
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