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English verb: consolidate

1. consolidate (change) unite into one


SamplesThe companies consolidated.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)merge, unify, unite

2. consolidate (change) make firm or secure; strengthen


SamplesConsolidate one's gains.
Consolidate one's hold on first place.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)strengthen

3. consolidate (change) bring together into a single whole or system


SamplesThe town and county schools are being consolidated.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)merge, unify, unite

4. consolidate (change) form into a solid mass or whole


SamplesThe mud had consolidated overnight.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)solidify

5. consolidate (change) make or form into a solid or hardened mass


SamplesConsolidate fibers into boards.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)solidify









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