solidify

verb
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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Other Words from solidify

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 Buying a fencing mask and using white chalk to create a square or triangle will help solidify your costume's authenticity. Jasmine Washington, Seventeen, 28 Sep. 2021 The Raiders have undergone a lot of turnover on the offensive and defensive lines, but Zinter will help solidify protection if needed, and serve as an athletic edge rusher on defense. BostonGlobe.com, 9 Sep. 2021 Showing that to a more sustained extent would help solidify that, though Hyde said players in their positions can get a longer evaluation period, considering their track records of performance in the minors and their pedigrees in the organization. Jon Meoli, baltimoresun.com, 23 Aug. 2021 After no 2020 preseason, Rivera will use his upcoming games to help solidify roster spots at several positions, including wide receiver and defensive back. Emily Leiker, USA TODAY, 12 Aug. 2021 Caruso’s addition, meanwhile, should help solidify the Bulls defense and complement Ball and LaVine in the backcourt. Jamal Collier, chicagotribune.com, 3 Aug. 2021 And the addition of atmos, which has a reputation with sneakerheads, could help solidify Foot Locker’s relationship with Nike, which is becoming pickier about which retailers sell its products. Jinjoo Lee, WSJ, 3 Aug. 2021 But Trump, who is thirsty for revenge after Cheney’s impeachment vote, is now looking to endorse a single opponent to help solidify the anti-Cheney lane in the race. Melanie Zanona, CNN, 30 July 2021 After waiting for the honey to solidify, TikTokers trying the trend are posting videos of the end result, which is more of a cold jelly than a frozen popsicle. Greta Bjornson, PEOPLE.com, 28 July 2021

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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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10 Oct 2021

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“Solidify.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solidify. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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solidify

verb

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

solidify

verb
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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