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
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.
Cindy has weakened and has been downgraded to a tropical depression by the National Hurricane Center.
While French voters have handed past presidents large majorities in parliament, what's different this time is that Macron's party is splitting — and therefore weakening — the opposition.
A resurgent al Qaeda is attempting to take advantage of a weakening Islamic State to challenge its rival for pre-eminence in the global jihadist movement, the European Union’s police agency warned Thursday.
Tokyo’s Nikkei benchmark index finished above the 20,000 level for the first time since December 2015 as the yen weakened.
Executives at the two biggest U.S. banks signaled Wednesday that second-quarter trading is weakening, bringing to a halt a string of strong quarters that have boosted bank results.
The reduction in refugee arrivals has forced staff cuts at some of the state's refugee resettlement agencies and weakened an infrastructure that has taken decades to build.
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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
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