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Meaning of STRENGTHEN

Pronunciation:  'strengkthun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  give a healthy elasticity to; "Let's tone our muscles"
  2. [v]  gain strength; "His body strengthened"
  3. [v]  make strong or stronger; "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strenghten the relations between the two countries"
 

STRENGTHEN is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: beef up, fortify, tone, tone up
 
 Antonyms: weaken
 
 See Also: alter, back, batten, batten down, brace, brace up, buttress, change, confirm, consolidate, exercise, proof, reenforce, reinforce, restrengthen, ruggedise, ruggedize, sandbag, secure, stabilise, stabilize, steady, strengthen, substantiate, toughen, undergird, vitalise, vitalize, work out

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Strength"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Strengthened}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Strengthening}.]
    1. 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.
    
             Let noble Warwick, Cobham, and the rest, . . . With
             powerful policy strengthen themselves. --Shak.
    
    2. To animate; to encourage; to fix in resolution.
    
             Charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen
             him.                                  --Deut. iii.
                                                   28.
    
    Syn: To invigorate; confirm; establish; fortify; animate;
         encourage.
    
    
  2. \Strength"en\, v. i.
    To grow strong or stronger.
    
          The young disease, that must subdue at length, Grows
          with his growth, and strengthens with his strength.
                                                   --Pope.
    
    
 

 

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