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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONSOLIDATE

It needs a war, not a threat of war, to consolidate Austria and Hungary.

I was the one they were going to hang, to consolidate the bond with the old island.

The Arabs, in their turn, knew how to consolidate their rule.

Finally we reached our last objective and commenced to consolidate.

We were able to take all our objectives and consolidate them.

In a score of other ways Kara had endeavoured to consolidate the friendship.

If you cannot consolidate your claims, you must work them individually.

She will not keep him to his labours to consolidate the power.

I'm going to consolidate all these tribes and sweep the west clean of every white.

There is also danger that we consolidate too many rural schools in towns.

WORD ORIGIN

1510s, "to compact into one body," from Latin consolidatus, past participle of consolidare "to make solid," from com- "together" (see com-) + solidare "to make solid" (see solid). Meaning "to make firm or strong" is from mid-16c. Related: Consolidatedconsolidating.

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