Definition of Strengthen

1. Verb. Make strong or stronger. "Strengthen the relations between the two countries"




2. Verb. Gain strength. "His body strengthened"
Generic synonyms: Change
Specialized synonyms: Consolidate, Proof, Back, Sandbag, Toughen
Derivative terms: Strengthening
Antonyms: Weaken

3. Verb. Give a healthy elasticity to. "Let's tone our muscles"
Exact synonyms: Tone, Tone Up
Generic synonyms: Exercise, Work Out
Derivative terms: Tone

Definition of Strengthen

1. v. t. To make strong or stronger; to add strength to; as, to strengthen a limb, a bridge, an army; to strengthen an obligation; to strengthen authority.

2. v. i. To grow strong or stronger.

Definition of Strengthen

1. Verb. (transitive) To make strong or stronger; to add strength to; to increase the strength of; to fortify; to reinforce. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To animate; to give moral strength to; to encourage; to fix in resolution; to hearten. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To augment; to improve; to intensify. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To grow strong or stronger. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Strengthen

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Strengthen

streigne
streigned
streignes
streit
strelitz
strelitzia
strelitzia family
strelitzias
strelkinite
strene
strenes
strengite
strength
strength training
strengthed
strengthen (current term)
strengthenable
strengthened
strengthener
strengtheners
strengthenest
strengtheneth
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strengtheningly
strengthenings
strengthens
strengthful
strengthfulness
strengthier
strengthiest

Literary usage of Strengthen

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1. Manual of Serum Diagnosis: Deep Breathing and a Complete System for by Bernarr Macfadden, Otto Rostoski (1904)
"... POWERFUL STOMACH MUSCLES — IMPORTANCE OF EXERCISES THAT strengthen THE STOMACH AND SMALL INTESTINE— PERCUSSION FOR THE ABDOMINAL REGION ILLUSTRATED. ..."

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