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strengthen

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verb strength·en \ˈstreŋ(k)-thən, ˈstren(t)-\

Simple Definition of strengthen

  • : 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

Full Definition of strengthen

strength·enedstrength·en·ing play \ˈstreŋ(k)th-niŋ, ˈstren(t)th-; ˈstreŋ(k)-thə-, ˈstren(t)-\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make stronger

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become stronger

strength·en·er play \ˈstreŋ(k)th-nər, ˈstren(t)th-; ˈstreŋ(k)-thə-, ˈstren(t)-\ noun

Examples of strengthen

  1. These exercises will strengthen your stomach muscles.

  2. He takes herbs to strengthen his immune system.

  3. The development of new electronic products has strengthened the company's position as the leader in digital technology.

  4. Holidays often serve to strengthen bonds between family members.

  5. Their financial situation strengthened her determination to find a new career.

  6. The team has been strengthened by the addition of several new players.

  7. The winds are expected to strengthen.

  8. The economy is slowly strengthening.

  9. The Canadian dollar is strengthening against the U.S. dollar.

  10. The trade restrictions will strengthen the pound.



15th Century

First Known Use of strengthen

15th century



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