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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To merge or unite two or more things into one.

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To merge or unite two or more things into one. Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: Made solid, firm, or coherent.

Usage examples (42)
  • The businesses decided to consolidate their inventories and open one new store.
  • consolidate one's gains
  • consolidate fibers into boards
  • Verb (used with object) : They consolidated their three companies. ,She consolidated her home library. ,to consolidate gains for more
Tutoring comment
  • ''consolidate" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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