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

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

: to become solid, compact, or hard
solidification noun

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.
Recent Examples on the Web But his opposition solidifies Padilla’s standing as a fierce advocate for migrants and people living in the United States without legal status. Nicole Nixon, Sacramento Bee, 31 May 2024 Sisson made a campaign video with former President Obama during the 2022 midterms that helped solidify his status as a go-to influencer for the party. Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times, 30 May 2024 In mature democracies, prosecutions that hold leaders accountable can solidify the rule of law. James D. Long, The Conversation, 30 May 2024 But ultimately, the team determined the most likely explanation was that Magellan had detected solidified lava from volcanic activity. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for solidify 

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Solidify.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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so·​lid·​i·​fy sə-ˈlid-ə-ˌfī How to pronounce solidify (audio)
solidified; solidifying
: to make or become solid, compact, or hard

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