strengthen, beef up, fortify(verb)
make strong or stronger
"This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries"
"His body strengthened"
tone, tone up, strengthen(verb)
give a healthy elasticity to
"Let's tone our muscles"
To make strong or stronger; to add strength to; to increase the strength of; to fortify; to reinforce.
To animate; to give moral strength to; to encourage; to fix in resolution; to hearten.
To augment; to improve; to intensify.
To grow strong or stronger.
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
to animate; to encourage; to fix in resolution
to grow strong or stronger
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Rank popularity for the word 'strengthen' in Verbs Frequency: #572
The numerical value of strengthen in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of strengthen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
It is absolutely critical that the police department do all it can to strengthen police and community relations and rebuild the community's trust.
The soft patch should only strengthen the case for gradualism which ECB officials have been building since the start of the year.
This isn't the start of a collapse in activity as that doesn't fit with the strength of employment growth and consumer confidence. Retail sales will strengthen again before too long.
The factual errors, innuendo and fearful ideology of the' testimony,' serve to strengthen our conviction to move ahead resolutely in protecting the young and vulnerable from any sort of abuse.
He was a key contributor to the economic team as the country was fighting the worst recession since the Great Depression and will bring his keen analytical skills to helping to continue to strengthen the economy.
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Translations for strengthen
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- stärken, bestärken, verstärkenGerman
- 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
- tot leven wekken, versterken, kracht geven, bezielenDutch
- wzmacniać, stawać się coraz silniejszymPolish
- fortalecer, reforçarPortuguese
- усилить, усиливатьRussian
- ojàčati, оја̀чати, potàknuti, osokòlitiSerbo-Croatian
- förstärka, stärkaSwedish
- tăng cườngVietnamese
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