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tr. & intr.v. harsh·ened, harsh·en·ing, harsh·ens
To make or become harsh.


vb (tr)
to make or render harsh


(ˈhɑr ʃən)

v.t., v.i.
to make or become harsh: Avarice had harshened his features.
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Verb1.harshen - make harsh or harsher; "Winter harshened the look of the city"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
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Within its follow up for the efforts made to protect society against risks, the Council approved that the respective department will revise the laws on anti-drugs and psychotropic and harshen them to ensure the required deterrence.
The NTC commanders are also planning to harshen their offensive on Bani Walid once Sirte is captured.