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
Although the new data bolster one argument for the sterile neutrino, other evidence has weakened significantly in recent years.
Lolla had appeared so untouchable that even this modest slowdown felt like a dire harbinger—if its dominance was weakening, even incrementally, what would happen to Chicago festivals with less clout?
All of these pressures weaken the fortitude required to develop and sustain convictions that can be implemented only by traveling a lonely road, which is the essence of creativity.
Wisconsin has pursued conservative policies, cutting taxes, weakening labor unions, deregulating, rejecting federal funding for infrastructure, reducing the number of public employees.
The dollar weakened on the news of the adviser’s resignation and US stock futures fell more than one percent.
Yet McMaster’s daily exposure to Trump seemed not to strengthen his authority but to weaken it.
The sunstroke weakened his immune system, likely causing the West Nile to develop into meningitis, an infection that inflames the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord.
Even policymakers in China, which has seemed relatively immune to the slowdown, have taken note of weakening domestic demand.
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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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