Meaning of CONSOLIDATE in English



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.

Phrases and idioms:

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.

Etymology: L consolidare (as com-, solidare f. solidus solid)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.