strengthen, beef up, fortifyverb
make strong or stronger
"This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries"
"His body strengthened"
tone, tone up, strengthenverb
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
We know that groups based in the City are planning to leave for Dublin, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris. We are working on measures that could help strengthen our attractiveness. I think notably about taxation or the status of expatriates, to major international companies I say, 'Welcome to Paris! Come invest in France'!
We will enhance accounting transparency and strengthen the internal monitoring system.
The Pacific Support Force will employ a mobile training team approach to strengthen capacity, resilience and interoperability throughout the region in areas such as security operations, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and peacekeeping, it will deepen long-standing ties through the conduct of exercises, training and courses.
Editorial independence is an incredibly important principle and we will do nothing to undermine that, indeed (...) we have done our best to strengthen it in some areas.
As a founding member of the (Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative) and a member of 15 similar initiatives worldwide, we believe self-regulation works and we are actively involved in industry efforts to strengthen the self-regulatory process.
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Translations for strengthen
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- bestärken, verstärken, stärkenGerman
- animar, fortalecerSpanish
- voimistaa, vahvistaa, innostaa, voimistua, vahvistuaFinnish
- renforcer, raffermir, affermir, fortifierFrench
- megerősít, megerősödikHungarian
- ուժեղացնել, զորացնելArmenian
- rinforzarsi, rinforzareItalian
- 強い, 強めるJapanese
- animo, firmor, argo, corrōborō, firmoLatin
- bezielen, tot leven wekken, versterken, kracht gevenDutch
- wzmacniać, stawać się coraz silniejszymPolish
- fortalecer, reforçarPortuguese
- усилить, усиливатьRussian
- osokòliti, potàknuti, оја̀чати, ojàčatiSerbo-Croatian
- stärka, förstärkaSwedish
- tăng cườngVietnamese
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