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Definition of 'Consolidate'


* **In accounting,** to combine the financial statements of two or more companies into a single set of financial statements. This is done when one company acquires another company, or when two companies merge together. The consolidated financial statements show the combined financial position, results of operations, and cash flows of the two companies as if they were a single company.
* **In finance,** to reduce the number of investments or holdings in a portfolio. This can be done by selling some of the investments or by combining them into a single investment. Consolidating a portfolio can help to reduce risk and improve returns.
* **In real estate,** to combine two or more properties into a single property. This can be done by merging the properties together, or by selling one property and using the proceeds to buy the other property. Consolidating properties can help to reduce costs and improve efficiency.

Consolidation can be a complex process, and there are many factors to consider before making a decision. It is important to consult with a financial advisor before taking any action.

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