verb: consolidate; 3rd person present: consolidates; past tense: consolidated; past participle: consolidated; gerund or present participle: consolidating
make (something) physically stronger or more solid.
"the first phase of the project is to consolidate the outside walls"
combine (a number of things) into a single more effective or coherent whole.
"all manufacturing activities have been consolidated in new premises"
combine (a number of financial accounts or funds) into a single overall account or set of accounts.
combine (separate pieces of legislation) into a single legislative act.
"the Companies Act 1948 and subsequent enactments were consolidated by the Companies Act 1985"
early 16th cent. (in the sense ‘combine into a whole’): from Latin consolidare, fromcon- ‘together’ + solidare ‘make firm’ (from solidus ‘solid’).
1 we consolidated our position in the market: strengthen, secure, stabilize, reinforce, fortify; enhance, improve.
2 consolidate the results into an action plan: combine, unite, merge, integrate, amalgamate, fuse, synthesize, bring together, unify.