so·​lid·​i·​fy | \ sə-ˈli-də-ˌfī How to pronounce solidify (audio) \
solidified; solidifying

Definition of solidify

transitive verb

1 : to make solid, compact, or hard
2 : to make secure, substantial, or firmly fixed factors that solidify public opinion

intransitive verb

: to become solid, compact, or hard

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solidification \ sə-​ˌli-​də-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce solidification (audio) \ noun

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Examples of solidify in a Sentence

Work is under way to solidify the concrete that supports the building. Hot wax solidifies as it cools. Recent findings helped to solidify our position. The international community is working to solidify its alliances.
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Recent Examples on the Web And with a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200, Free Spirit proved Khalid's solo star power, further solidified by his $30 million-earning Free Spirit World Tour. -- TAYLOR WEATHERBY 31. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 50 Best Albums of 2019: Staff Picks," 10 Dec. 2019 Sarandos's plan seemed to be further solidified in October 2019, when show creator Peter Morgan signed a massive overall deal with Netflix. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Crown Season 5: What We Know So Far," 22 Nov. 2019 Rise of the Machines was more unremarkable than bad but further solidified Linda Hamilton, who opted not to return, and Sarah Connor, who was subsequently killed offscreen, as the heart of Terminator. Derek Lawrence,, "Will Terminator be back? What Dark Fate's disappointing box office means for the franchise's future," 4 Nov. 2019 His death came four days after Tunisians voted in their second free presidential elections since his ouster, further solidifying their nation’s status as the purest direct democracy in the Arab world. Ben Hubbard, New York Times, "Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, 83, Tunisia Autocrat Ousted in Arab Spring, Dies," 19 Sep. 2019 In just the past year alone she’s given us hair and makeup looks to further solidify her legacy. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "10 Times Jada Pinkett Smith's Hair And Makeup Set If Off On The Red Carpet," 18 Sep. 2019 Deliberations let out that day at 4 p.m., and Mossman shared a tense elevator ride with a few colleagues, including juror No. 1, who made a comment that further solidified Mossman’s decision. Megan Cassidy,, "Ghost Ship trial: Inside the turbulent jury deliberations that led to dismissals, acquittal, deadlock," 11 Sep. 2019 Samsung is coming off the heels of an embarrassing foldable phone launch, the thing that was supposed to further solidify the Korean electronics company as the bearer of whiz-bang innovation in an increasingly boring mobile market. Lauren Goode, WIRED, "Samsung’s New Galaxy Note Now Comes in Two Different Sizes," 7 Aug. 2019 Down the road, Sullivan said the two organizations would likely hold fintech conferences together to further solidify a knowledge hub in San Diego. Brittany Meiling, San Diego Union-Tribune, "UCSD links up with startup group EvoNexus, hoping to create ‘fintech’ hub in San Diego," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of solidify

1799, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of solidify was in 1799

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21 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Solidify.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of solidify

: to make (something) solid or hard or to become solid or hard
: to make (a plan, project, etc.) stronger and more certain or to become stronger and more certain


so·​lid·​i·​fy | \ sə-ˈli-də-ˌfī How to pronounce solidify (audio) \
solidified; solidifying

Kids Definition of solidify

: to make or become solid The melted wax solidified as it cooled.

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showing steady, earnest care and effort

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