—v.t. 1. to bring together (separate parts) into a single or unified whole; unite; combine: They consolidated their three companies. 2. to discard the unused or unwanted items of and organize the remaining: She consolidated her home library. 3. to make solid or firm; solidify; strengthen: to consolidate gains. 4. Mil.to strengthen by rearranging the position of ground combat troops after a successful attack.
—v.i. 1. to unite or combine.
2. to become solid or firm.