01. Motokazu Corporation has announced plans to [consolidate] its manufacturing and sales subsidiaries in an attempt to increase overall business efficiency.
02. His stupid behavior at the party has certainly [consolidated] his reputation as a total idiot.
03. The company has [consolidated] its hold on the computer market with the release of this innovative new technology.
04. Europe must [consolidate] if it is going to be successful in achieving its development goals over the next few years.
05. This latest opinion poll, with the Prime Minister receiving an approval rating of over 65 percent, has certainly helped to [consolidate] his hold on the leadership of the party going into next year's election.
06. After five years of steady growth in our English Language Programs here at the university, it is time to [consolidate] our programs in order to improve the quality of existing programs, rather than continuing to expand.
07. Parents are upset that a number of schools will be closed down as the government moves to [consolidate] rural schools in order to cut costs.
08. Their newest album has been a great success and has certainly [consolidated] their position at the top of the pop charts.
09. In all societies, those who are favored have a vested interest in conserving and [consolidating] their share; those who are negatively privileged seek to increase theirs.
10. Japanese pharmaceutical companies Sankyo and Daiichi are turning to [consolidation] in an attempt to strengthen their international position.
11. [Consolidation] of media outlets has resulted in a decline in the local focus of both news and programming in this country.
12. Our company offers a service which will [consolidate] all of your unsecured debt such as credit cards, medical bills, unsecured loans and student loans, into one lower monthly payment.
13. Adolf Hitler wrote that the art of leadership consists in [consolidating] the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention.
14. In the eighteenth century, England [consolidated] its position and took the lead in European industrialization.
15. Schmitt and McCarthy have suggested that for ESL learners, repeated exposures to vocabulary are necessary to [consolidate] the wide range of meanings of a new word in the learner's mind.
16. Before borrowing more money to expand the business, they decided to spend at least a year [consolidating] their position in the market.

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  • consolidate — con·sol·i·date /kən sä lə ˌdāt/ vt dat·ed, dat·ing: to join together into one whole: as a: to combine (two or more lawsuits or matters that involve a common question of law or fact) into one compare class action ◇ Consolidation of matters in the… …   Law dictionary

  • Consolidate — Con*sol i*date, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Consolidated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Consolidating}.] 1. To make solid; to unite or press together into a compact mass; to harden or make dense and firm. [1913 Webster] He fixed and consolidated the earth. T.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 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

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