Meaning of CONSOLIDATE in English


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) ]

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