Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “consolidate”

See all translations

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 from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “consolidate” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More