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Synonyms for harden
ˈhɑr dn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. harden, indurate(verb)

    become hard or harder

    "The wax hardened"

    Synonyms:
    inure, indurate, season, temper

    Antonyms:
    soften

  2. harden, indurate(verb)

    make hard or harder

    "The cold hardened the butter"

    Synonyms:
    inure, indurate, season, temper

    Antonyms:
    soften

  3. temper, harden(verb)

    harden by reheating and cooling in oil

    "temper steel"

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

    Antonyms:
    soften

  4. season, harden(verb)

    make fit

    "This trip will season even the hardiest traveller"

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

    Antonyms:
    soften

  5. inure, harden, indurate(verb)

    cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate

    "He was inured to the cold"

    Synonyms:
    indurate, season, inure, temper

    Antonyms:
    soften

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. harden

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. harden(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    indurate, make hard, make callous

  2. harden(v. a.)

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

  3. harden(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    strengthen, fortify, steel, nerve, brace

  4. harden(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    sear, make callous, render insensible

  5. harden(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    make obdurate, confirm in wickedness

  6. harden(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    grow or become hard

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. harden(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    hardin, toughen, söderman

How to pronounce harden?

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How to use harden in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Adam Schiff:

    I … think that ISIS may have concluded that the best way to defeat airport defenses is not to go through them, but to go around them with the help of somebody on the inside, and if that's the case, I think there are probably at least a dozen airports in the region and beyond that are vulnerable to the same kind of approach, which is exactly why we have to harden those defenses.

  3. Charles Krauthammer:

    You can harden all of the soft targets you want in America. You can keep all the Muslim immigrants you want away from our shores. It will make no difference.

  4. Johann von Goethe:

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

  5. Giannis Antetokounmpo:

    MVP is not about stats and numbers, and obviously James Harden had unbelievable numbers and Paul George also, but obviously its about winning, we created great habits throughout the season and were able to stick by them, and thats why we were able to have a chance in every single game we played and were able to win 60 games.


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