consolidate consolidate  /kən ˈsɑ lɪ ˌdeɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) unite into one
  2. (v) make firm or secure; strengthen
  3. (v) bring together into a single whole or system
  4. (v) form into a solid mass or whole
  5. (v) make or form into a solid or hardened mass

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A bill already approved by the New York State Assembly would make it easier to cut or consolidate layers of local government, among them more than 10,000 taxing entities.
  2. Transocean and GlobalSantaFe said Monday that they would seek to consolidate their lead in a fast-growing market.
  3. The company, controlled by Rupert Murdoch, will pay $579 million to consolidate its satellite television businesses in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Chile.

News

  1. Iran reformists celebrate new president

    TEHRAN, Iran -- Wild celebrations broke out on Tehran streets that were battlefields four years ago as reformist-backed Hasan Rowhani capped a stunning surge to claim Iran's presidency on Saturday, throwing open the political order after relentless crackdowns by hard-liners to consolidate and safeguard their grip on power.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Boulder Daily Camera

  2. Iran reformists dance in streets for new president

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Wild celebrations broke out on Tehran streets that were battlefields four years ago as reformist-backed Hasan Rowhani capped a stunning surge to claim Iran's presidency on Saturday, throwing open the political order after relentless crackdowns by hard-liners to consolidate and safeguard their grip on power.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Two Ways to Trade Gold

    Article Summary: Gold continues to consolidate after its $375 decline. Price now offers two ways to trade using a symmetrical triangle pattern. Fast moving markets are known to have periods of consolidation after the conclusion of a strong move.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Daily FX

Quotes

  1. Fox said the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force would restructure its op-erations in southern Afghanistan "so that it can consolidate a US Marine brigade in northern Helmand that will assume responsibility for security in Sangin later...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Liam Fox Source: Global Times

  2. "The security surge has delivered significant results. Now progress on political reconciliation, including key national legislation as well as economic advances, is needed to consolidate the gains," Negroponte told a news conference in Baghdad...
    on Dec 2, 2007 By: John Negroponte Source: Reuters Canada

  3. "There are clearly some countries, particularly some European countries, that need to fiscally consolidate on an urgent basis," he said.
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Jim Flaherty Source: The Associated Press

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