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consolidate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconsolidatecon‧sol‧i‧date /kənˈsɒlədeɪt $ -ˈsɑː-/ ●○○ verb [intransitive, transitive]  1 POWERto strengthen the position of power or success that you have, so that it becomes more effective or continues for longer The company has consolidated its position as the country’s leading gas supplier. The team consolidated their lead with a third goal.2 MIXto combine things in order to make them more effective or easier to deal with We consolidate information from a wide range of sources. They took out a loan to consolidate their debts. The company is planning to consolidate its business activities at a new site in Arizona.consolidation /kənˌsɒləˈdeɪʃən $ -ˌsɑː-/ noun [countable, uncountable] the consolidation of political power→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
consolidateWe'll be consolidating departments and cutting the mayor's staff by 61%.Again, the grant consolidated existing ducal interests, rounding out Gloucester's influence in the honour of Pickering further east.The engineering and design function was likewise consolidated into a single vertically aligned group.A poignant or shrewd quotation may consolidate or embellish your final remarks.Lockheed Martin will likely save hundreds of millions of dollars through consolidating overlapping operations between it and Loral.They took out a loan to consolidate their credit card bills.Successful advertising helped them to consolidate their position as the largest computer company in Europe.The original porous bone has been consolidated to become much heavier than it would have been in life.Where a public law application is consolidated with private law proceedings, however, a court welfare officer may already be involved.consolidated ... positionWhile Muhammed Shah and his circle busied themselves with amusement, Safdarjung consolidated his position.During the 1970s, with two power stations in relatively peaceful operation, the Board consolidated its position on the Somerset coast.
From Longman Business Dictionaryconsolidatecon‧sol‧i‧date /kənˈsɒlədeɪt-ˈsɑː-/ verb [intransitive, transitive]1to make your position of power or success stronger and more likely to continueHis successful negotiations with the Americans helped him to consolidate his position.The company has consolidated its hold on the European market.2COMMERCE to join together a group of companies, organizations, departments etc or to become joined togetherThe 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.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
consolidate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyconsolidate
he, she, itconsolidates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyconsolidated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave consolidated
he, she, ithas consolidated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad consolidated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill consolidate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have consolidated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam consolidating
he, she, itis consolidating
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you, we, theyare consolidating
Past
I, he, she, itwas consolidating
you, we, theywere consolidating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been consolidating
he, she, ithas been consolidating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been consolidating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be consolidating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been consolidating
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