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, 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"

Wiktionary

  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

How to pronounce strengthen?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Pascal Soriot:

    (Bohen's) impressive expertise in key areas of our exciting pipeline, including oncology and immunology, will further strengthen and accelerate the delivery of new medicines for patients.

  2. State John Kerry:

    I emphasized the United States' commitment to work with Tajikistan and other countries ... to strengthen border security.

  3. Amos Bronson Alcott:

    Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.

  4. Adib Zalkalpi:

    The infighting and the attacks against Azmin could potentially strengthen the case for Mahathir to delay the transition or serve out a full government term.

  5. Damijan Merlak:

    Trading will resume as soon as the new infrastructure will be in place and tested. We expect that is likely to happen within the next 24 hours, in the future we will strengthen security measures while the most important thing for clients is that they will suffer no financial damage as that will be covered by our company.

Images & Illustrations of strengthen

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