Examples of weaken in a Sentence
The disease weakens the immune system.
Some are concerned that the increase in taxes will weaken the economy.
The beams had been weakened by water damage.
efforts to weaken environmental laws
The recent setbacks have not weakened our resolve.
These kinds of contradictions weaken your argument.
The disease causes the immune system to weaken.
The dollar has continued to weaken against the euro.
Lower interest rates have weakened the dollar.
Recent Examples of weaken from the Web
Hurricane Fernanda weakened slightly from a Category 4 storm to a Category 3 with winds of 125 mph as of Sunday afternoon.
Though sensible, this looks to officials in Berlin like a bid to divide Europe and weaken Germany’s leverage over its neighbours.
Without a rigorous probe of Russia’s current influence over our government, the revolutionary system of checks and balances that define the American project will be weakened, if not irrevocably damaged.
Popular legislation that would limit President Donald Trump's ability to lift financial sanctions on Russia is mired in a partisan dispute in the House, with Democrats charging that a recent change would weaken the bill.
Republicans hit another roadblock on Monday in their quest to repeal or weaken recent environmental rules restricting methane emissions.
The magnetic field, now supplied by graceful hoops of wire encircling the blimp, weakens to a mere six times Earth's field as the field lines spread out.
Stand-your-ground laws are a favorite of the NRA gun lobby and their push to weaken our nation’s gun laws.
Cindy has weakened and has been downgraded to a tropical depression by the National Hurricane Center.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'weaken.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of weaken
Synonym Discussion of weaken
WEAKEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of weaken for English Language Learners
: to make (something or someone) weaker, less forceful, less effective, etc.
: to become weaker, less forceful, less effective, etc.
of money : to decrease in value when compared to money from other countries
WEAKEN Defined for Kids
Definition of weaken for Students
: to make or become weak or weaker … he didn't want to weaken his message by varying it one bit. — E. L. Konigsburg, Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up weaken? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).