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Synonyms for harden
ˈhɑr dnhard·en

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. harden

    inure, train, habituate, confirm, indurate, consolidate, compact

    disinure, relax, enervate, debilitate, dishabituate, soften, melt, mollify, colliquate, vaporize

Princeton's WordNet

  1. harden, indurateverb

    become hard or harder

    "The wax hardened"

    inure, indurate, season, temper


  2. harden, indurateverb

    make hard or harder

    "The cold hardened the butter"

    inure, indurate, season, temper


  3. temper, hardenverb

    harden by reheating and cooling in oil

    "temper steel"

    temper, season, chasten, anneal, mollify, moderate, indurate, inure, normalize


  4. season, hardenverb

    make fit

    "This trip will season even the hardiest traveller"

    temper, season, mollify, flavour, flavor, inure, indurate


  5. inure, harden, indurateverb

    cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate

    "He was inured to the cold"

    indurate, season, inure, temper


Editors Contribution

  1. solidifies

    Submitted by anonymous on May 19, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hardenverb

    indurate, make hard, make callous

  2. hardenverb

    habituate, inure, season, accustom, form, train, discipline

  3. hardenverb

    strengthen, fortify, steel, nerve, brace

  4. hardenverb

    sear, make callous, render insensible

  5. hardenverb

    make obdurate, confirm in wickedness

  6. hardenverb

    grow or become hard

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hardenverb

    indurate, solidify, petrify, ossify, sear, brutalize, embitter, inure, season, fortify, steel, brace, accustom

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "harden":

    hardin, toughen, söderman

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How to use harden in a sentence?

  1. Antony Khoury:

    The sugar should be hot when poured or else it would harden when cold, you can also sprinkle sugar on top and torch it.

  2. Antonio Barroso:

    The good result of the extreme-left Left Bloc will force the Socialists to harden their stance towards the government, which does not bode well for political stability over the medium term.

  3. James Harden:

    The Lakers, on their biggest possession of the night, went to Davis who was guarded by Eric Gordon, who stands about half-a-foot shorter than Davis. It led to an easy score for Davis with 1:47 left, and The Lakers had a bit of breathing room. Alex Caruso 3-pointer off a pass from James Harden with 34.6 seconds left made it 108-100, sealing the win. Obviously, weve got to be better.

  4. Howard Schultz:

    We have to harden our stores and provide safety for our people, i don't know if we can keep our bathrooms open.

  5. Johann von Goethe:

    We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves otherwise we harden.

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