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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
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How to say strengthen in sign language?

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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. Ronald Davis:

    It is absolutely critical that the police department do all it can to strengthen police and community relations and rebuild the community's trust.

  2. Frederik Ducrozet:

    The soft patch should only strengthen the case for gradualism which ECB officials have been building since the start of the year.

  3. Paul Diggle:

    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.

  4. Joseph Tobin:

    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.

  5. Jason Furman:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of strengthen

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