verb strength·en \ˈstreŋ(k)-thən, ˈstren(t)-\
: to make (someone or something) stronger, more forceful, more effective, etc.
: to become stronger, more forceful, more effective, etc.
of money : to increase in value when compared to money from other countries
strength·enedstrength·en·ing \ˈstreŋ(k)th-niŋ, ˈstren(t)th-; ˈstreŋ(k)-thə-, ˈstren(t)-\
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Examples of STRENGTHEN
- These exercises will strengthen your stomach muscles.
- He takes herbs to strengthen his immune system.
- The development of new electronic products has strengthened the company's position as the leader in digital technology.
- Holidays often serve to strengthen bonds between family members.
- Their financial situation strengthened her determination to find a new career.
- The team has been strengthened by the addition of several new players.
- The winds are expected to strengthen.
- The economy is slowly strengthening.
- The Canadian dollar is strengthening against the U.S. dollar.
- The trade restrictions will strengthen the pound.
First Known Use of STRENGTHEN
: to make, grow, or become stronger or more powerful <Exercises will strengthen your muscles.>
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