What does strengthen mean?

Definitions for strengthen
ˈstrɛŋk θən, ˈstrɛŋ-, ˈstrɛn-strength·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. strengthen, beef up, fortifyverb

    make strong or stronger

    "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries"

  2. strengthenverb

    gain strength

    "His body strengthened"

  3. tone, tone up, strengthenverb

    give a healthy elasticity to

    "Let's tone our muscles"

Wiktionary

  1. strengthenverb

    To make strong or stronger; to add strength to; to increase the strength of; to fortify; to reinforce.

  2. strengthenverb

    To animate; to give moral strength to; to encourage; to fix in resolution; to hearten.

  3. strengthenverb

    To augment; to improve; to intensify.

  4. strengthenverb

    To grow strong or stronger.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strengthenverb

    to make strong or stronger; to add strength to; as, to strengthen a limb, a bridge, an army; to strengthen an obligation; to strengthen authority

  2. Strengthenverb

    to animate; to encourage; to fix in resolution

  3. Strengthenverb

    to grow strong or stronger

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'strengthen' in Verbs Frequency: #572

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strengthen in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strengthen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of strengthen in a Sentence

  1. Prime Minister Manuel Valls:

    We know that groups based in the City are planning to leave for Dublin, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris. We are working on measures that could help strengthen our attractiveness. I think notably about taxation or the status of expatriates, to major international companies I say, 'Welcome to Paris! Come invest in France'!

  2. Samsung BioLogics:

    We will enhance accounting transparency and strengthen the internal monitoring system.

  3. Linda Reynolds:

    The Pacific Support Force will employ a mobile training team approach to strengthen capacity, resilience and interoperability throughout the region in areas such as security operations, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and peacekeeping, it will deepen long-standing ties through the conduct of exercises, training and courses.

  4. Culture Secretary John Whittingdale:

    Editorial independence is an incredibly important principle and we will do nothing to undermine that, indeed (...) we have done our best to strengthen it in some areas.

  5. Kellogg Company spokesperson Kris Charles:

    As a founding member of the (Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative) and a member of 15 similar initiatives worldwide, we believe self-regulation works and we are actively involved in industry efforts to strengthen the self-regulatory process.

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