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consolidation (noun) making or becoming stronger (one's position); combine into one.

When a person's position is consolidated, it is made stronger, and they are likely to be continued in the position. When you make the fruits of your achievements last, you consolidate your achievements. Ann's successful performance during the year as an executive has led to the consolidation of her position. This means Ann's position now is stronger and she will continue in her position because of her success. The British Prime Minister Tony Blair's consolidation in power is his continuance in power for a third term. This may perhaps be because his policies have been to the liking of his people. A player, because of their consistently good game, consolidates their position in the team, that is, they have stronger claims to continue in the team. Combining a number of things into one is also consolidation. If a number of small kingdoms are brought under a single ruler, there is a consolidation. The consolidation of the accounts of a company makes it easy for anyone to understand the financial position of the company.

  • The CEO has consolidated his position by earning such huge profits for the company that the directors favor his continuance in the office for another term.
  • Bismarck is credited with the consolidation of Germany as he unified a number of small states into a powerful and single large state.
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