consolidate


consolidate
consolidate con‧sol‧i‧date [kənˈsɒldeɪt ǁ -ˈsɑː-] verb [intransitive, transitive]
1. to make your position of power or success stronger and more likely to continue:

• His successful negotiations with the Americans helped him to consolidate his position.

• The company has consolidated its hold on the European market.

2. COMMERCE to join together a group of companies, organizations, departments etc or to become joined together:

• The corporation says it has been able to consolidate a number of operations and 1,100 jobs worldwide must go.

• He remains convinced that the smaller oil and gas companies should consolidate to add value for shareholders.

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consolidate UK US /kənˈsɒlɪdeɪt/ verb
[I or T] to become or make something stronger or more successful: »

Net assets rose to £758 million, consolidating the company's position as a member of the FTSE 250 index.

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The company has been growing too rapidly and it is now time to stop the expansion and consolidate.

[I or T] to join the different parts of something together, or to be joined: »

The business plan is based on consolidating a fragmented but growing market.

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There is still scope for European industries to consolidate.

consolidate sth into/with sth »

Manufacturing has been consolidated into fewer plants worldwide.

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They considered consolidating all their small debts and taking out a new loan to cover them.

[T] ACCOUNTING to show the financial results of a group of companies in one set of figures, rather than showing the results of each company separately: »

When a group of companies share some economic value, it may be necessary to consolidate group accounts in order to determine the profit and loss.

[T] TRANSPORT to put items together in order to send or transport them: »

Your shipment will be consolidated with those of other customers and transported by container.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Consolidate — Con*sol i*date, a. [L. consolidatus, p. pr. of consolidare to make firm; con + solidare to make firm; solidus solid. See {Solid}, and cf. {Consound}.] Formed into a solid mass; made firm; consolidated. [R.] [1913 Webster] A gentleman [should… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Consolidate — Con*sol i*date, v. i. To grow firm and hard; to unite and become solid; as, moist clay consolidates by drying. [1913 Webster] In hurts and ulcers of the head, dryness maketh them more apt to consolidate. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consolidate — (v.) 1510s, to compact into one body, from L. consolidatus, pp. of consolidare to make solid, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + solidare to make solid (see SOLID (Cf. solid)). Meaning to make firm or strong is from mid 16c. Related …   Etymology dictionary

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  • consolidate — ► VERB 1) make stronger or more solid. 2) combine into a single unit. DERIVATIVES consolidation noun consolidator noun. ORIGIN Latin consolidare, from solidus solid …   English terms dictionary

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