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Verb (usu participle)


consolidatea. [L. consolidatus, p. pr. of consolidare to make firm; con- + solidare to make firm; solidus solid. See Solid, and cf. Consound.].
     Formed into a solid mass; made firm; consolidated.  [1913 Webster]
    "A gentleman [should learn to ride] while he is tender and the brawns and sinews of his thighs not fully consolidate."  [1913 Webster]
consolidatev. t. 
  •  To make solid; to unite or press together into a compact mass; to harden or make dense and firm.  [1913 Webster]
    "He fixed and consolidated the earth."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To unite, as various particulars, into one mass or body; to bring together in close union; to combine; as, to consolidate the armies of the republic.  [1913 Webster]
    "Consolidating numbers into unity."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To unite by means of applications, as the parts of a broken bone, or the lips of a wound.
Syn. -- To unite; combine; harden; compact; condense; compress.
consolidatev. i. 
     To grow firm and hard; to unite and become solid; as, moist clay consolidates by drying.  [1913 Webster]
    "In hurts and ulcers of the head, dryness maketh them more apt to consolidate."  [1913 Webster]


consolidate, v.
1 tr. & intr. make or become strong or solid.
2 tr. reinforce or strengthen (one's position, power, etc.).
3 tr. combine (territories, companies, debts, etc.) into one whole.

consolidated fund (or annuities) Brit. a Bank of England fund into which tax revenue is paid and from which payments not dependent on annual votes in Parliament are made.
consolidation n. consolidator n. consolidatory adj.
L consolidare (as com-, solidare f. solidus solid)



abbreviate, accelerate, act in concert, act together, add, affiliate, aggravate, ally, amalgamate, assimilate, associate, band, band together, be in league, beef up, blend, blow up, circumscribe, club together, coact, coalesce, coarct, collaborate, collude, combine, come together, compact, complicate, compound, compress, comprise, concentrate, concert, concord, concur, condense, confederate, congest, connect, conspire, constrict, constringe, contract, cooperate, cram, cramp, crowd, curtail, decrease, deepen, densen, densify, do business with, double, draw, draw in, draw together, embody, encompass, enhance, exacerbate, exaggerate, federate, flux, fuse, get heads together, get together, go partners, hang together, harmonize, heat up, heighten, hold together, hook up, hop up, hot up, include, incorporate, integrate, intensify, interblend, interfuse, jam, jazz up, join, join in, join together, keep together, key up, knit, league, league together, lump together, magnify, make common cause, make complex, make one, meld, melt into one, merge, mix, narrow, partner, play ball, press, pucker, pucker up, pull together, purse, put heads together, put together, ram down, ramify, reciprocate, redouble, reduce, reembody, reinforce, roll into one, set, shade into, sharpen, shorten, solidify, soup up, squeeze, stand together, step up, strangle, strangulate, strengthen, syncretize, syndicate, synthesize, team up, throw in together, tie in, tie up, triple, unify, unite, unite efforts, whet, work together, wrinkle




VB cohere, adhere, stick, cling, cleave, hold, take hold of, hold fast, close with, clasp, hug, grow together, hang together, twine round, stick like a leech, stick like wax, stick close, cling like ivy, cling like a bur, adhere like a remora, adhere like Dejanira's shirt, glue, agglutinate, conglutinate, cement, lute, paste, gum, solder, weld, cake, consolidate, agglomerate.


VB combine, unite, incorporate, amalgamate, embody, absorb, reembody, blend, merge, fuse, melt into one, consolidate, coalesce, centralize, impregnate, put together, lump together, cement a union, marry.


VB be dense, become solid, render solid, solidify, solidate, concrete, set, take a set, consolidate, congeal, coagulate, curd, curdle, lopper, fix, clot, cake, candy, precipitate, deposit, cohere, crystallize, petrify, condense, thicken, gel, inspissate, incrassate, compress, squeeze, ram down, constipate.

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