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 for Consolidate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Consolidate \Con*sol"i*date\, v. i.
     To grow firm and hard; to unite and become solid; as, moist
     clay consolidates by drying.
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           In hurts and ulcers of the head, dryness maketh them
           more apt to consolidate.                 --Bacon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Consolidate \Con*sol"i*date\, a. [L. consolidatus, p. pr. of
     consolidare to make firm; con- + solidare to make firm;
     solidus solid. See Solid, and cf. Consound.]
     Formed into a solid mass; made firm; consolidated. [R.]
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           A gentleman [should learn to ride] while he is tender
           and the brawns and sinews of his thighs not fully
           consolidate.                             --Elyot.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              He fixed and consolidated the earth.  --T. Burnet.
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     2. To unite, as various particulars, into one mass or body;
        to bring together in close union; to combine; as, to
        consolidate the armies of the republic.
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              Consolidating numbers into unity.     --Wordsworth.
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     3. (Surg.) To unite by means of applications, as the parts of
        a broken bone, or the lips of a wound. [R.]
     Syn: To unite; combine; harden; compact; condense; compress.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: unite into one; "The companies consolidated"
      2: make firm or secure; strengthen; "consolidate one's gains";
         "consolidate one's hold on first place"
      3: bring together into a single whole or system; "The town and
         county schools are being consolidated"
      4: form into a solid mass or whole; "The mud had consolidated
      5: make or form into a solid or hardened mass; "consolidate
         fibers into boards"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  145 Moby Thesaurus words for "consolidate":
     abbreviate, accelerate, act in concert, act together, add,
     affiliate, aggravate, ally, amalgamate, assimilate, associate,
     band, band together, be in league, beef up, blend, blow up,
     circumscribe, club together, coact, coalesce, coarct, collaborate,
     collude, combine, come together, compact, complicate, compound,
     compress, comprise, concentrate, concert, concord, concur,
     condense, confederate, congest, connect, conspire, constrict,
     constringe, contract, cooperate, cram, cramp, crowd, curtail,
     decrease, deepen, densen, densify, do business with, double, draw,
     draw in, draw together, embody, encompass, enhance, exacerbate,
     exaggerate, federate, flux, fuse, get heads together, get together,
     go partners, hang together, harmonize, heat up, heighten,
     hold together, hook up, hop up, hot up, include, incorporate,
     integrate, intensify, interblend, interfuse, jam, jazz up, join,
     join in, join together, keep together, key up, knit, league,
     league together, lump together, magnify, make common cause,
     make complex, make one, meld, melt into one, merge, mix, narrow,
     partner, play ball, press, pucker, pucker up, pull together, purse,
     put heads together, put together, ram down, ramify, reciprocate,
     redouble, reduce, reembody, reinforce, roll into one, set,
     shade into, sharpen, shorten, solidify, soup up, squeeze,
     stand together, step up, strangle, strangulate, strengthen,
     syncretize, syndicate, synthesize, team up, throw in together,
     tie in, tie up, triple, unify, unite, unite efforts, whet,
     work together, wrinkle

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