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
Japan’s opposition parties have long been weakened by infighting and failed to establish broad support, according to Gerald Curtis, an emeritus professor at Columbia University and author of several books on Japanese politics.
On the campaign trail, Trump frequently praised Putin’s leadership, and members of his team aggressively lobbied the G.O.P. to weaken its stance toward Ukraine.
Loss of market share and profitable sources of income has weakened banks, and consumers are hurt by being driven to more expensive nonbank lenders.
The most recent closure was due to Hurricane Matthew in 2016, which ended up weakening off the coast.
And sanctions, as a tool of foreign policy, will be weakened.
Stress, sugar intake, and even common over the counter drugs like NSAIDS can throw off the balance of good and bad bacteria in the GI tract and weaken the body's natural defense mechanisms.
The judges had already ruled that the Texas Legislature intentionally sought to weaken the strength of Latino and black voters while drawing the House map in 2011.
One-time monster Hurricane Irma has weakened to just a remnant circulation over Alabama but has left behind a plethora of astonishing weather records and statistics.
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First Known Use of weaken
Synonymsdebilitate, devitalize, enervate, enfeeble, etiolate, prostrate, sap, soften, tire, waste
Antonymsbeef (up), fortify, strengthen
Related Wordscripple, disable, hamstring, incapacitate; deplete, depress, exhaust, impoverish, unman, wash out; damage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, invalid, lay up; break down, grind (down), wear down, wear out; paralyze
Near Antonymsenergize, invigorate, recruit, rejuvenate, vitalize; harden, season, toughen
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
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