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 solidify (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 Selena’s biography is something that Garcia draws from to solidify her identity as a Mexican American immigrant, growing up on the border with one foot in each world, never fully accepted by either. Nicholas Quah, Vulture, "Anything for Selena and 4 More Podcasts Worth Trying," 13 Jan. 2021 If you're already sold on Zola's incredible story, then its cast list will only solidify your faith in the movie. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Zola: Everything We Know So Far," 20 Dec. 2020 Just as importantly, Folklore was widely credited for helping to spark the cottage-core trend that defined early quarantine; what style of dressing will Evermore help solidify? Emma Specter, Vogue, "Surprise! We’re Getting a New Taylor Swift Album at Midnight Tonight," 10 Dec. 2020 The drops solidify on contact with cars, roads, sidewalks, trees and utilities as a glaze of clear ice, or freezing rain. Washington Post, "Ice storms: Inside wintertime’s dreaded, frozen mess," 2 Dec. 2020 Remember, the small forward spot a year ago was a concern, but Hauser’s arrival will solidify that. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State mailbag: Football and basketball overlap season is here," 21 Nov. 2020 But 146 days after its original June 25 date, the incoming draft class on Wednesday night will solidify its entry to the NBA. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, "What potential Mavs draft picks are saying about the possibility of joining Luka Doncic in Dallas," 18 Nov. 2020 Adding to shooting guard to go along with Eugene Brown III in 2020 and Malaki Branham in 2021 should solidify the Buckeyes' backcourt for the next few years. Stephen Means, cleveland, "Roddy Gayle Jr., 4-star 2022 shooting guard, commits to Ohio State basketball: Buckeyes Recruiting," 13 Nov. 2020 Barrett is 48, and her lifetime appointment as the 115th justice will solidify the court's rightward tilt. Lisa Mascaro, Star Tribune, "Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice in partisan vote," 26 Oct. 2020

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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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19 Jan 2021

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“Solidify.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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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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