• WordNet 3.6
    • v consolidate make firm or secure; strengthen "consolidate one's gains","consolidate one's hold on first place"
    • v consolidate make or form into a solid or hardened mass "consolidate fibers into boards"
    • v consolidate form into a solid mass or whole "The mud had consolidated overnight"
    • v consolidate unite into one "The companies consolidated"
    • v consolidate bring together into a single whole or system "The town and county schools are being consolidated"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Consolidate Formed into a solid mass; made firm; consolidated. "A gentleman [should learn to ride] while he is tender and the brawns and sinews of his thighs not fully consolidate ."
    • v. i Consolidate To grow firm and hard; to unite and become solid; as, moist clay consolidates by drying. "In hurts and ulcers of the head, dryness maketh them more apt to consolidate ."
    • Consolidate To make solid; to unite or press together into a compact mass; to harden or make dense and firm. "He fixed and consolidated the earth."
    • Consolidate (Surg) To unite by means of applications, as the parts of a broken bone, or the lips of a wound.
    • Consolidate 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. "Consolidating numbers into unity."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • consolidate To make solid or firm; unite, compress, or pack together and form into a more compact mass, body, or system; make dense or coherent.
    • consolidate To bring together and unite firmly into one mass or body; cause to cohere or cleave together: as, to consolidate the forces of an army, or materials into a compound body.
    • consolidate Used specifically— in surgery, of uniting the parts of a broken bone or the lips of a wound by means of applications
    • consolidate in legislation, of combining two or more acts into one;
    • consolidate in law, of combining two or more actions, corporations, or benefices into one;
    • consolidate in finance, of uniting different sources of public revenue into a single fund, or different evidences of public debt into a single class (see consolidated). Synonyms To combine, compact, condense, compress.
    • consolidate To grow firm and compact; coalesce and become solid: as, moist clay consolidates by drying.
    • consolidate Formed into a solid mass or system.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Consolidate kon-sol′i-dāt to make solid: to form into a compact mass: to unite into one
    • v.i Consolidate to grow solid or firm: to unite
    • adj Consolidate made firm or solid: united
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  • Samuel Johnson
    “I am sorry I have not learnt to play at cards. It is very useful in life: it generates kindness, and consolidates society.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. consolidatus, p. pr. of consolidare, to make firm; con-, + solidare, to make firm; solidus, solid. See Solid, and cf. Consound


In literature:

We had several casualties while consolidating, and lost another officer, 2nd Lieut.
"The Fifth Leicestershire" by J.D. Hills
The Han period was that of the final completion and consolidation of the social order of the gentry.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
Consolidated Outtime Foodstuffs has the sector franchise.
"Time Crime" by H. Beam Piper
We promptly attacked the ridge beyond, and having captured it proceeded to consolidate.
"The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry" by D. D. Ogilvie
Then they laid their plotting heads together over a conquest of Northern Consolidated.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
The attacks died down and when darkness came, digging parties went up to assist in the work of consolidation.
"The Seventh Manchesters" by S. J. Wilson
Rome annexed Etruria; and Etruscan Maecenas, Etruscan Sejanus organised and consolidated the Roman Empire.
"Post-Prandial Philosophy" by Grant Allen
Italy, since its consolidation into one kingdom in 1870, has been divided into sixteen departments comprising sixty-nine provinces.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
If they had, this would be a confederation: it is otherwise most clearly a consolidated government.
"The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Jefferson Davis
Barnato gives way: De Beers Consolidated founded.
"Victorian Worthies" by George Henry Blore
The Consolidated Pepsin people were cutting in severely.
"The Spinner's Book of Fiction" by Various
These regiments should be consolidated, and the superfluous officers either sent home or put into the ranks.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
Consolidation was probably effected by heat and fusion.
"The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science" by Various
In one of his finest documents he made a plea for the consolidation of these constructive elements.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
The offensive of our right had thus prepared and consolidated in the most useful way the result secured by our left and our centre.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
But Justinian's ambition in the matter of consolidating the laws went much further.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8" by Various
Why, Mr. Burnit, I think this consolidation is the greatest thing that ever happened.
"The Making of Bobby Burnit" by George Randolph Chester
They thus "consolidate" the schools of the several districts and establish a single large one.
"Rural Life and the Rural School" by Joseph Kennedy
The level-headed ones saw that consolidation of all the school districts was absolutely necessary.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
The rectory of Moorby is consolidated with the vicarage of Wood Enderby.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter

In news:

The key to mass production of customer and prospect relationships is data velocity and data consolidation.
The Great Recession failed to produce the wave of consolidation some not-for-profit observers expected a year ago.
The consolidation of San Juan Island's two fire departments is — in effect — complete.
Voters could be asked to approve a merger of two south Snohomish County fire districts as early as fall 2013.Fire District 1 and Fire District 7 have been talking off and on for years about some kind of merger or consolidation.
Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson has proposed the closure of 20 schools throughout the District, citing low enrollment as the reason for consolidation.
Dr Julian Smith, domestic sales director at Brandt Consolidated, says crop quality is equally as important — for example, the protein content in small grains.
The Rural Library District has high hopes for the success of a project that could lead to consolidated library services for the region.
Infrared scan of parts washer pump-motor coupler at Consolidated Diesel.
Despite ongoing consolidation in the variable annuity industry, sales of new VAs in 2011 rose over 2010 levels, reports Morningstar .
A team of five fire fighters from the Consolidated Fire Department recently participated in the Tough Mudder Competition.
The LSU system may consolidate all its control into the main campus in Baton Rouge to promote a "One LSU" model.
The hotly-debated municipal merger had been closely watched statewide by advocates for taking the concept of shared services a step further through consolidation.
From 2007 through 2011, the state closed eight prisons and eight camps and consolidated other operations.
Paring Cuomo's consolidation law.
The fourth branch of government consolidates in West Virginia.

In science:

Comparison of the number of unused physical versus physical and virtual servers found in respondents’ organizations . virtualization and the resulting equipment consolidation, can significantly reduce load, over sizing is an important efficiency issue in a virtualized data center (Figure 6-right).
The green grid saga - a green initiative to data centers: a review
F.M. thanks the LPTA-Montpellier for hospitality and acknowledges financial support from FPA2010-20807 and the Consolider CPAN project.
Complementarity of Bs->mu+mu- and B-> K l+l- in New Physics searches
Finally, to analyze the topics of articles based on their titles, the following procedure was carried out. We first removed punctuation from titles, and then used software WordStat to consolidate word variants (plurals, etc.). Next, we used WordStat to identify all phrases that occurred three or more times.
Information Metrics (iMetrics): A Research Specialty with a Socio-Cognitive Identity?
This research is supported by the Consolider CPAN pro ject.
Local measurement of {\Lambda} using pulsar timing arrays
Learning requires the assimilation and consolidation of information in neural tissue.
Music in Terms of Science
Now, neutrinos—being stable and neutral particles— point back to their sources, thereby providing vital information about their propagation lengths L, which can then be further consolidated by the coincident data on the cosmological redshifts of the sources .
Testing Gravity-Driven Collapse of the Wavefunction via Cosmogenic Neutrinos
T distribution of direct photons measured by PHENIX in central Au+Au collisions at √sN N = 200 GeV [ 75]. tation? Are these direct photons of thermal origin? More studies, in particular applying the same analysis technique to reference measurements of p+p and d+Au, are needed to consolidate the findings.
Quark Matter 2005: Experimental Conference Summary
This is consolidated by the fact that another extra Z does not make a difference to the saparation energy.
New evidence for triton and helion clustering in nuclei
This analysis provides what is thought to be first general approach at consolidating HCI principles in this way see Table 2.
The Review and Analysis of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Principles
The growing technique of mosaic crystals with the desired spread is now being consolidated (e.g., Courtois et al.11 ).
Development status of a Laue lens project for gamma-ray astronomy
Ma jorana’s course(s) thus consisted of a fruitful mixture of an original approach - very similar to that of today’s courses on quantum mechanics - and of some consolidated lines of development, which were the clear legacy of the lines Fermi had adopted in his courses.
Ettore Majorana and his heritage seventy years later
Microarray data analysis: From disarray to consolidation and consensus.
A statistical framework for testing functional categories in microarray data
The interplay between theory, which is continuosly improving its predictions, and experiments, whose measurements are carried out with increasing accuracy, consolidates the Standard Model itself.
Standard Model and New Physics: theoretical and experimental perspectives
We will try in the future to develop other theoretical studies which will allow us to consolidate this result even further.
Two-dimensional body of maximum mean resistance
We recommend to consolidate the nation-wide and international collaboration to study the details of the source design, experimental techniques and physics experiments.
Summary of the J-PARC UCN Taskforce