What does strengthen mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word strengthen.

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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    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. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    To strengthen your power of love, love those who do not deserve your love.

  2. Tom Steyer:

    Trump’s energy policies would accelerate climate change, protect corporate polluters who profit from poisoning our air and water, and block the transition to clean energy that is necessary to strengthen our economy and protect our climate and health.

  3. Nasir Haj Mansour:

    The regime will with time get weaker, i do not imagine the regime will be able to strengthen its position.

  4. Fergus Ryan:

    Xi Jinping has made it clear that he expects efforts to strengthen 'the guidance of public opinion' to be increased, we've already seen around 300 more journalists dispatched to Wuhan and surrounding areas to report on the outbreak. It's highly likely their brief is to paint a rosier picture of the government's relief efforts rather than engage in any muckraking or critical reporting.

  5. Democracy Nowshe:

    We need to start a fresh conversation. If there are elements that work, we can maintain and strengthen those aspects. Otherwise, we need to thoroughly re-evaluate and re-think immigration enforcement.

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