Definition of Weaken

1. Verb. Lessen the strength of. "The fever weakened his body"




2. Verb. Become weaker. "The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days"

3. Verb. Destroy property or hinder normal operations. "The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"
Exact synonyms: Counteract, Countermine, Sabotage, Subvert, Undermine
Specialized synonyms: Derail
Generic synonyms: Disobey
Derivative terms: Sabotage

4. Verb. Reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of. "De-escalate a crisis"
Exact synonyms: De-escalate, Step Down
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Lessen, Minify
Derivative terms: De-escalation, Step-down, Weakener
Antonyms: Escalate

5. Verb. Lessen in force or effect. "Break a fall"
Exact synonyms: Break, Damp, Dampen, Soften
Generic synonyms: Blunt, Deaden
Specialized synonyms: Deafen, Damp, Dampen, Deaden
Derivative terms: Damper, Weakener

Definition of Weaken

1. v. t. To make weak; to lessen the strength of; to deprive of strength; to debilitate; to enfeeble; to enervate; as, to weaken the body or the mind; to weaken the hands of a magistrate; to weaken the force of an objection or an argument.

2. v. i. To become weak or weaker; to lose strength, spirit, or determination; to become less positive or resolute; as, the patient weakened; the witness weakened on cross-examination.

3. v. t. To make weak; to lessen the strength of; to deprive of strength; to debilitate; to enfeeble; to enervate; as, to weaken the body or the mind; to weaken the hands of a magistrate; to weaken the force of an objection or an argument.

4. v. i. To become weak or weaker; to lose strength, spirit, or determination; to become less positive or resolute; as, the patient weakened; the witness weakened on cross-examination.

Definition of Weaken

1. Verb. (transitive) To make weaker. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To become weaker. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Weaken

1. to make weak [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: weak

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