Synonyms and Antonyms of toughen
to increase the ability of (as a muscle) to exert physical force
- Weight lifting will help toughen those flabby muscles of yours.
to make able to withstand physical hardship, strain, or exposure
- Hiking every morning through snow and ice toughened him considerably.
acclimate, acclimatize, adapt, adjust
bolster, boost, brace, buttress, enforce, forearm, prop (up), reinforce (also reenforce), support
break in, limber (up), train
accustom, condition, habituate, naturalize
to make more harsh, uncompromising, or severe
- attempts to toughen conditions under which waivers from military service would be permitted