con·sol·i·date /kən-'sä-lə-ˌdāt/ vt -dat·ed, -dat·ing: to join together into one whole: asa: 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 federal courts is governed by Rule 42 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Consolidated cases may become one single action with a single judgment, or may retain their individual identities although tried together. The court may also try one representative case and render a judgment binding on the other cases.b: to combine (two or more corporations) to form one new corporation compare mergercon·sol·i·da·tion /kən-ˌsä-lə-'dā-shən/ n
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
add to, amass, bind, blend, bring together, build up, coalesce, cohere, combine, compact, compound, compress, concatenate, concentrate, condense, congeal, conjoin, conjoint, connect, contract, crystallize, density, fortify, fuse, harden, intensify, make firm, make solid, mass, mix, put together, render solid, settle firmly, solidify, squeeze together, unify
accumulate, affiliate, ally, amalgamate, amass, band, become one, bring together, centralize, coact, coadjuvate, coalesce, combine, compound, compress, concentrate, concert, confederate, congeal, conglomerate, conjoin, connect, cooperate, couple, cowork, draw together, federate, fuse, gather together, incorporate, interblend, interfuse, intertwine, join, join forces, join forces with, league, link, lump together, make one, meet, melt into one, merge, mix, mobilize, piece together, put together, roll into one, shade into, solidify, stay together, stick together, synthesize, unionize, work together
associated concepts: consolidate actions
amalgamate, annex (add), attach (join), bond (hold together), cement, cohere (adhere), collect (gather), combine (join together), commingle, condense, conjoin, connect (join together), constrict (compress), convene, converge, crystallize, desegregate, federalize (associate), fix (make firm), include, incorporate (include), join (bring together), merge, organize (unionize), pool, unite
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To put together several things into one coherent whole.n.consolidation
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.