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
Signs are building that the economic expansion is losing steam—from weakening investment in factories to anemic household consumption and rising corporate defaults.
White supremacy will be strengthened, not weakened, by women’s suffrage.
His career was built around quietly and incrementally advancing the interests of the fossil-fuel industry, chiefly by weakening or delaying federal regulations.
At the same time, oil companies seem to be sensing that the public supports stricter controls on carbon emissions and that the current political environment of weakening climate policy won’t last forever.
Critics accuse Santiago of weakening the bill on behalf of the telecommunications industry.
Though praised for weakening the FARC and drawing record foreign investment, Uribe has also been blamed for the military’s killing of thousands of civilians who were falsely accused of being rebels.
During the legislative process, supporters often said the legislation was about giving dying patients new hope, not about weakening any agency.
Simultaneously strengthening their own squad whilst weakening their rivals proved the difference as both Stoke and Swansea were relegated this season, while the Hammers survived.
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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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