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Verb: consolidate  kun'só-li,deyt
  1. Unite into one
    "The companies consolidated"
  2. Make firm or secure; strengthen
    "consolidate one's gains"; "consolidate one's hold on first place"
  3. Bring together into a single whole or system
    "The town and county schools are being consolidated"
  4. Form into a solid mass or whole
    "The mud had consolidated overnight"
  5. Make or form into a solid or hardened mass
    "consolidate fibers into boards"

Derived forms: consolidates, consolidating, consolidated

Type of: merge, solidify, strengthen, toughen, unify, unite

Encyclopedia: Consolidate