Strengthen definition

strĕngkthən, strĕng-, strĕn-
To become strong or stronger.
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To increase in strength; make or become stronger.
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To make strong or increase the strength of.
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To make strong or stronger; to add strength to; to increase the strength of; to fortify; to reinforce.

To strengthen a limb, a bridge, an army.

To strengthen an obligation.

To strengthen authority.

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(intransitive) To grow strong or stronger.
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To strengthen is to make stronger.

An example of strengthen is to lift weights to make stronger muscles.

An example of strengthen is to reinforce a beam.

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To animate; to give moral strength to; to encourage; to fix in resolution; to hearten.
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Origin of strengthen

  • From strength +"Ž -en.

    From Wiktionary