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 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 Thomas, who started last season and played well, was expected to solidify the other outside cornerback position after deciding to return for his senior season instead of declaring early for the draft. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football still evaluating cornerbacks, but you be surprised if these guys start," 1 Oct. 2020 More Americans now favor the ACA than have opposed it over the last few years, according to polls, and Democrats believe the coronavirus pandemic will only solidify that support. Mary Clare Jalonick, chicagotribune.com, "Amy Coney Barrett heads to Capitol Hill to meet with GOP senators ahead of Supreme Court confirmation hearings," 29 Sep. 2020 More Americans now favor the ACA than have opposed it over the last few years, according to polls, and Democrats believe the coronavirus pandemic will only solidify that support. Arkansas Online, "Court pick Barrett visits Senate ahead of confirmation fight," 29 Sep. 2020 The exclusive deal with Apple has helped solidify its monopoly by preventing competitors from reaching consumers, the paper argued. David Mclaughlin, Fortune, "U.S. antitrust investigation of Google is coming to a head. Here’s what you need to know," 27 Sep. 2020 Trump’s move to solidify his support with Cuban-Americans could have limited impact. Josh Wingrove, Bloomberg.com, "Trump Courts Cuban-Americans in Bid for Crucial Florida Vote," 23 Sep. 2020 Fulham will hope to avoid its mistakes from the last promotion and try to solidify a permanent spot in the Premier League. Julio Vega, USA TODAY, "Premier League preview: Liverpool vs. Manchester City, race for top 4, Leeds back with Bielsa," 11 Sep. 2020 In the Ladakh region, the Chinese continue to solidify their position by building bunkers, temporary shelters and other infrastructure projects on their side of the Line of Actual Control. Rajesh Roy, WSJ, "India, China Trade Accusations Over Firing of Shots at Disputed Border," 8 Sep. 2020 Poser, a longtime critic of Under Armour, and others say the company is working to solidify its position as a premium performance brand. Lorraine Mirabella, baltimoresun.com, "Under Armour looks to reinvent itself during coronavirus pandemic: ’They will be far better prepared for 2021′," 31 Aug. 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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21 Oct 2020

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“Solidify.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solidify. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for solidify

solidify

verb
How to pronounce solidify (audio)

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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