What does strengthen mean?

Definitions for strengthenˈstrɛŋk θən, ˈstrɛŋ-, ˈstrɛn-

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. strengthen, beef up, fortify(verb)

    make strong or stronger

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

  2. strengthen(verb)

    gain strength

    "His body strengthened"

  3. tone, tone up, strengthen(verb)

    give a healthy elasticity to

    "Let's tone our muscles"


  1. strengthen(Verb)

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

  2. strengthen(Verb)

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

  3. strengthen(Verb)

    To augment; to improve; to intensify.

  4. strengthen(Verb)

    To grow strong or stronger.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strengthen(verb)

    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. Strengthen(verb)

    to animate; to encourage; to fix in resolution

  3. Strengthen(verb)

    to grow strong or stronger

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Fallon:

    We have to continue to strengthen NATO.

  2. Lousiana Gov. Bobby Jindal:

    Every state should strengthen their laws.

  3. Tom Keith-Roach:

    I think it is going to strengthen our trajectory.

  4. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Present trials strengthen you for future blessings.

  5. Seneca:

    Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labour the body.

Images & Illustrations of strengthen

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Translations for strengthen

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • posílitCzech
  • stärken, bestärken, verstärkenGerman
  • ενισχύωGreek
  • plifortigiEsperanto
  • fortalecer, animarSpanish
  • voimistaa, innostaa, voimistua, vahvistua, vahvistaaFinnish
  • renforcer, raffermir, fortifier, affermirFrench
  • megerősít, megerősödikHungarian
  • զորացնել, ուժեղացնելArmenian
  • rinforzarsi, rinforzareItalian
  • 強い, 強めるJapanese
  • argo, firmor, firmo, animo, corrōborōLatin
  • whakakahaMāori
  • tot leven wekken, versterken, kracht geven, bezielenDutch
  • wzmacniać, stawać się coraz silniejszymPolish
  • fortalecer, reforçarPortuguese
  • усилить, усиливатьRussian
  • ojàčati, оја̀чати, potàknuti, osokòlitiSerbo-Croatian
  • förstärka, stärkaSwedish

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