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strength·en

 (strĕngk′thən, strĕng′-, strĕn′-)
v. strength·ened, strength·en·ing, strength·ens
v.tr.
To make strong or increase the strength of.
v.intr.
To become strong or stronger.

strength′en·er n.

strengthen

(ˈstrɛŋθən)
vb
to make or become stronger
ˈstrengthener n

strength•en

(ˈstrɛŋk θən, ˈstrɛŋ-, ˈstrɛn-)

v.t.
1. to make stronger; give strength to.
v.i.
2. to grow stronger.
[1250–1300]
strength′en•er, n.
strength′en•ing•ly, adv.

strengthen


Past participle: strengthened
Gerund: strengthening

Imperative
strengthen
strengthen
Present
I strengthen
you strengthen
he/she/it strengthens
we strengthen
you strengthen
they strengthen
Preterite
I strengthened
you strengthened
he/she/it strengthened
we strengthened
you strengthened
they strengthened
Present Continuous
I am strengthening
you are strengthening
he/she/it is strengthening
we are strengthening
you are strengthening
they are strengthening
Present Perfect
I have strengthened
you have strengthened
he/she/it has strengthened
we have strengthened
you have strengthened
they have strengthened
Past Continuous
I was strengthening
you were strengthening
he/she/it was strengthening
we were strengthening
you were strengthening
they were strengthening
Past Perfect
I had strengthened
you had strengthened
he/she/it had strengthened
we had strengthened
you had strengthened
they had strengthened
Future
I will strengthen
you will strengthen
he/she/it will strengthen
we will strengthen
you will strengthen
they will strengthen
Future Perfect
I will have strengthened
you will have strengthened
he/she/it will have strengthened
we will have strengthened
you will have strengthened
they will have strengthened
Future Continuous
I will be strengthening
you will be strengthening
he/she/it will be strengthening
we will be strengthening
you will be strengthening
they will be strengthening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been strengthening
you have been strengthening
he/she/it has been strengthening
we have been strengthening
you have been strengthening
they have been strengthening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been strengthening
you will have been strengthening
he/she/it will have been strengthening
we will have been strengthening
you will have been strengthening
they will have been strengthening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been strengthening
you had been strengthening
he/she/it had been strengthening
we had been strengthening
you had been strengthening
they had been strengthening
Conditional
I would strengthen
you would strengthen
he/she/it would strengthen
we would strengthen
you would strengthen
they would strengthen
Past Conditional
I would have strengthened
you would have strengthened
he/she/it would have strengthened
we would have strengthened
you would have strengthened
they would have strengthened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.strengthen - make strong or strongerstrengthen - make strong or stronger; "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries"
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"
vitalise, vitalize - make more lively or vigorous; "The treatment at the spa vitalized the old man"
ruggedise, ruggedize - produce in a version designed to withstand rough usage; "Detroit ruggedized the family car"
substantiate - solidify, firm, or strengthen; "The president's trip will substantiate good relations with the former enemy country"
restrengthen - make strong again
brace up, undergird - make secure underneath; "undergird the ship"
confirm - make more firm; "Confirm thy soul in self-control!"
reenforce, reinforce - make stronger; "he reinforced the concrete"
buttress - make stronger or defensible; "buttress your thesis"
stabilise, stabilize, steady, brace - support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace; "brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel"
batten - secure with battens; "batten down a ship's hatches"
batten, batten down, secure - furnish with battens; "batten ships"
weaken - lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body"
2.strengthen - gain strength; "His body strengthened"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
consolidate - make firm or secure; strengthen; "consolidate one's gains"; "consolidate one's hold on first place"
proof - make resistant (to harm); "proof the materials against shrinking in the dryer"
back - strengthen by providing with a back or backing
sandbag - protect or strengthen with sandbags; stop up; "The residents sandbagged the beach front"
toughen - make tough or tougher; "This experience will toughen her"
weaken - become weaker; "The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days"
3.strengthen - give a healthy elasticity tostrengthen - give a healthy elasticity to; "Let's tone our muscles"
exercise, work out - do physical exercise; "She works out in the gym every day"

strengthen

verb
1. fortify, encourage, harden, toughen, fuel, steel, consolidate, stiffen, hearten, buoy up, gee up, brace up, vitalize, give new energy to Such antagonism, he has asserted, strengthened his resolve.
fortify undermine, weaken, dilute, sap, destroy, crush, debilitate, subvert
2. reinforce, support, confirm, establish, justify, enhance, intensify, bolster, substantiate, buttress, corroborate, give a boost to Research would strengthen the case for socialist reform.
3. increase in value, become stronger The dollar strengthened against other currencies.
4. step up, reinforce, increase, heighten, escalate, crank up (informal), scale up Community leaders want to strengthen controls at external frontiers.
5. bolster, harden, reinforce, give a boost to Any experience can teach and strengthen you.
6. heighten, intensify, reinforce Every day of sunshine strengthens the feeling of optimism.
7. make stronger, build up, invigorate, restore, nourish, rejuvenate, make healthy, give strength to Yoga can be used to strengthen the immune system.
8. support, brace, steel, reinforce, consolidate, harden, bolster, augment, buttress The builders will have to strengthen the existing joists with additional timber.
9. become stronger, pick up, intensify, heighten, gain strength As it strengthened, the wind was veering southerly.

strengthen

verb
1. To become or cause to become tough or strong:
2. To prepare (oneself) for action:
3. To make or become tight or tighter:
4. To make firmer in a particular conviction or habit:
Translations
يُقَوّييُقَوِي
posílitzesílit
styrketiltage
vahvistaa
ojačatiosokolitipotaknuti
megerősítmegerősödik
styrkja
強くする
강화하다
okrepiti
förstärka
ทำให้แข็งแรงขึ้น
güçlen mekgüçlendirmek
tăng cường

strengthen

[ˈstreŋθən]
A. VT
1. (lit) [+ wall, roof, building] → reforzar; [+ back, muscle] → fortalecer
he does exercises to strengthen his legshace ejercicios para fortalecer las piernas
2. (fig) [+ currency, economy, bond, relationship, character] → fortalecer, consolidar; [+ government] → consolidar; [+ case, argument, law] → reforzar; [+ power] → consolidar, afianzar; [+ resolve, belief, impression] → reafirmar; [+ person] (morally) → fortalecer
this served to strengthen opposition to the strikeesto sirvió para afianzar la oposición a la huelga
her rejection only strengthened his resolveel rechazo de ella sólo sirvió para hacer más firme su propósito de conquistarla
to strengthen sb's position; strengthen sb's handafianzar la posición de algn
B. VI
1. (lit) [muscle, arm, back] → fortalecerse; [wind, storm] → hacerse más fuerte
2. (fig) [currency, economy] → fortalecerse, consolidarse; [prices] → afianzarse; [desire, determination] → redoblarse, intensificarse

strengthen

[ˈstrɛŋθən]
vt
[+ position, government, party] → renforcer
[+ argument, case] → donner du poids à
[+ currency, economy, industry] → renforcer
[+ laws, measures, controls] → renforcer
[+ resolve, character, conviction] → renforcer
[+ relationship, links, ties] → renforcer
[+ muscle] → fortifier
[+ structure, bridge, joists, wall] → renforcer
vi
[currency, economy, industry] → se renforcer
[controls, laws, measures] → se renforcer
[wind, current, storm] → forcir

strengthen

vtstärken; material, shoes, building, grip, resolve alsoverstärken; eyesightverbessern; muscles, patientstärken, kräftigen; person (lit)Kraft geben (+dat); (fig)bestärken; currency, marketfestigen; effectvergrößern; to strengthen somebody’s hand (fig)jdn bestärken or ermutigen; this only strengthened her determinationdas bestärkte sie nur in ihrem Entschluss
vistärker werden; (wind, desire also)sich verstärken; the strengthening economydie sich verbessernde Wirtschaftslage

strengthen

[ˈstrɛŋθn]
1. vt (person, muscles) → irrobustire; (wall, building) → rinforzare; (economy, currency) → consolidare; (desire, determination) → rafforzare
2. vi (economy, currency) → consolidarsi; (wind) → aumentare di intensità; (desire, determination) → rafforzarsi

strong

(stroŋ) adjective
1. firm, sound, or powerful, and therefore not easily broken, destroyed, attacked, defeated, resisted, or affected by weariness, illness etc. strong furniture; a strong castle; a strong wind; She's a strong swimmer; He has a very strong will/personality; He has never been very strong (= healthy); He is not strong enough to lift that heavy table.
2. very noticeable; very intense. a strong colour; a strong smell.
3. containing a large amount of the flavouring ingredient. strong tea.
4. (of a group, force etc) numbering a particular amount. An army 20,000 strong was advancing towards the town.
ˈstrongly adverb
strength (streŋθ) noun
1. the quality of being strong. He got his strength back slowly after his illness; I hadn't the strength to resist him.
2. the number of people etc in a force, organization etc, considered as an indication of its power or effectiveness. The force is below strength.
strengthen (ˈstreŋθən) verb
to make or become strong or stronger. He did exercises to strengthen his muscles; The wind strengthened.
ˈstrongbox noun
a safe or box for valuables.
strong drink
alcoholic liquors.
ˈstronghold noun
a fort, fortress or castle etc.
strong language
swearing or abuse.
ˌstrong-ˈminded adjective
having determination.
strong point
a quality, skill etc in which a person excels. Arithmetic isn't one of my strong points.
strongroom noun
a room specially constructed for keeping valuable articles, with thick walls and a heavy steel door etc.
on the strength of
relying on. On the strength of this offer of money, we plan to start building soon.

strengthen

يُقَوِي posílit styrke stärken ενισχύω fortalecer vahvistaa renforcer ojačati rafforzare 強くする 강화하다 sterker maken styrke wzmocnić fortalecer усиливать(ся) förstärka ทำให้แข็งแรงขึ้น güçlendirmek tăng cường 加强

strengthen

vt (muscles, bones, etc.) fortalecer, reforzar
References in classic literature ?
Deprived by an ill-starred fortune of that self-confidence which strengthens the hands of an armed host, impaired in skill but not in courage, it may safely be said that our adversaries managed yet to make a better fight of it in 1797 than they did in 1793.
As in the outer members of our frame, there is a vital power inherent in itself that strengthens it against external violence.
For should the enemy strengthen his van, he will weaken his rear; should he strengthen his rear, he will weaken his van; should he strengthen his left, he will weaken his right; should he strengthen his right, he will weaken his left.
This first long conversation with Speranski only strengthened in Prince Andrew the feeling he had experienced toward him at their first meeting.
The outward changes wrought by the suffering and the terror of the past had fearfully, almost hopelessly, strengthened the fatal resemblance between Anne Catherick and herself.
I strongly urge you to use your influence, on every occasion when you can fairly exert it, to strengthen that growing attachment, and to place it beyond the reach of any coming disasters, while you have the opportunity of doing so.
But in little domestic difficulties, where the penalty of consumption, or death, is out of the question, this theory of Configuration sometimes comes in awkwardly; and I must confess that occasionally when one of my own Hexagonal Grandsons pleads as an excuse for his disobedience that a sudden change of the temperature has been too much for his Perimeter, and that I ought to lay the blame not on him but on his Configuration, which can only be strengthened by abundance of the choicest sweetmeats, I neither see my way logically to reject, nor practically to accept, his conclusions.
To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend this interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union, even by war; while the government claimed no right to do more than to restrict the territorial enlargement of it.
The post being thus relieved and strengthened, with an American at its head, and a ship of war about to sail for its protection, the prospect for the future seemed full of encouragement, and Mr.
His emotion on entering the room, in seeing her altered looks, and in receiving the pale hand which she immediately held out to him, was such, as, in Elinor's conjecture, must arise from something more than his affection for Marianne, or the consciousness of its being known to others; and she soon discovered in his melancholy eye and varying complexion as he looked at her sister, the probable recurrence of many past scenes of misery to his mind, brought back by that resemblance between Marianne and Eliza already acknowledged, and now strengthened by the hollow eye, the sickly skin, the posture of reclining weakness, and the warm acknowledgment of peculiar obligation.
"Doubt is natural to the weakness of mankind, but we must pray that God in His mercy will strengthen us.
But they minister to him with such extraordinary interest, their anxiety is so keen, their vigilance is so great, their excited joy grows so intense as the signs of life strengthen, that how can she resist it, poor thing!

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