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
Pulse: In 2016, the year a security guard killed 49 people at Orlando’s Pulse night club, 10 states passed laws to weaken restrictions on firearms, according to the Giffords Law Center.
That’s because Kennedy’s swing vote paved the way for two major Obama-era regulations that Pruitt is now trying to weaken: The Clean Power Plan and the Waters of the United States rule.
Other educators, however, worry that the decision could weaken the financial base of unions.
The changes include giving the executive and legislative branches greater control of the judiciary, which opponents say could weaken the democratic system of checks and balances.
Finally, 10 years on, in 1973, his attorneys decided that the passage of time had significantly weakened the state’s ability to make its case.
That deadline, of midnight Tuesday, was set amid accusations that the reforms weaken democracy.
Others, including Executive Director Tom Albritton of the Alabama Ethics Commission, have expressed concern that such an exemption would weaken the ethics law.
Local officials say the state's industry-friendly approach has weakened efforts by the city of Houston and surrounding Harris County to build cases against and force cleanup by the companies, many of them repeat environmental offenders.
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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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