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
In the final week of April, faced with a rapidly weakening peso, and fearing the impact of the currency’s slide on inflation, the central bank sold $4.3bn of its dollar reserves over five days.
Koum reportedly disagreed with Facebook’s attempts to use WhatsApp’s personal data and weaken its encryption.
But the city, insiders and candidates say, appears ripe for competition, potentially weakening its ability to drive its top vote-getter to victory if several Democrats slice up its votes.
The agency was supposed to use the midterm evaluation to take stock of all this and say whether those standards should be weakened, made stronger, or be left alone.
The law that replaced No Child Left Behind—the Every Student Succeeds Act, enacted in 2015—has eased the consequences but has hardly weakened the emphasis on testing.
Acting as a tax on both consumers and businesses, trade wars raise the costs of trading, weighing on asset values, weakening consumer’s ability to spend and reduce incentives for businesses to invest by creating uncertainty.
Yordano, age 66, fully recovered from the cancer but chemotherapy, drastic weight loss and medication took a toll on his immune system and left his bones extremely weakened.
The Indiana Department of Transportation closed the section of Cline Avenue between Calumet Avenue and Michigan Street in December 2009 because of corrosion and weakened spots, and the bridge later was demolished.
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Synonym Discussion of weaken
- a disease that weakens the body's defenses
- enfeebled by starvation
- the debilitating effects of surgery
- a poor diet undermines your health
- drugs had sapped his ability to think
- crippled by arthritis
- disabled by an injury sustained at work
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
- … he didn't want to weaken his message by varying it one bit.
- —E. L. Konigsburg, Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
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