strengthen, beef up, fortify(verb)
make strong or stronger
"This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries"
"His body strengthened"
tone, tone up, strengthen(verb)
give a healthy elasticity to
"Let's tone our muscles"
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Confirm (Latin con, together, and firmus, firm) is to add firmness or give stability to. Both confirm and corroborate presuppose something already existing to which the confirmation or corroboration is added. Testimony is corroborated by concurrent testimony or by circumstances; confirmed by established facts. That which is thoroughly proved is said to be established; so is that which is official and has adequate power behind it; as, the established government; the established church. The continents are fixed. A treaty is ratified; an appointment confirmed. An act is sanctioned by any person or authority that passes upon it approvingly. A statement is substantiated; a report confirmed; a controversy settled; the decision of a lower court sustained by a higher. Just government should be upheld. The beneficent results of Christianity confirm our faith in it as a divine revelation.
Confirm a statement by testimony; confirm a person in a belief.
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strengthening, reinforce, enhance, strengthened, consolidate, enhancing, intensify, reinforcing, bolster, increase, enhanced, build, improve, enhancement, boost, reinforcement, reinforced, promote, consolidating, solidify, deepen, fortify, tighten, redouble, building, strengthens, promoting, promotion, intensified, intensifying, foster, improving, increasing, renforcer, stronger, augment
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How to use strengthen in a sentence?
Volkswagen consistently searches for ways to strengthen and deepen our relationships with local partners, in this regard we will explore possible options together with all stakeholders to secure long-term success.
It is important for veterans and our key stakeholders to know that the VA undertook actions to strengthen Veterans Crisis Line operations long before publication of the inspector general report. The goal is to make the Veterans Crisis Line nothing short of a world-class crisis response center.
I expect him both to hear what we're doing, and continue to say what he's told me and Gen. (Joseph) Dunford, certainly for the military campaign, which is that he wants us to continue to come to him with proposals for ways that we can strengthen the campaign consistent with our overall strategic approach.
These measures will strengthen the ability of local officials to build new water projects and ensure that water is not wasted, as this drought stretches on, we'll continue to do whatever is necessary to help communities save more water.
Now we have to strengthen Israel. And I think that’s the best guarantor of peace.
Translations for strengthen
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- stärken, bestärken, verstärkenGerman
- fortalecer, animarSpanish
- voimistaa, innostaa, voimistua, vahvistua, vahvistaaFinnish
- renforcer, raffermir, fortifier, affermirFrench
- megerősít, megerősödikHungarian
- զորացնել, ուժեղացնելArmenian
- rinforzarsi, rinforzareItalian
- 強い, 強めるJapanese
- argo, firmor, firmo, animo, corrōborōLatin
- tot leven wekken, versterken, kracht geven, bezielenDutch
- wzmacniać, stawać się coraz silniejszymPolish
- fortalecer, reforçarPortuguese
- усилить, усиливатьRussian
- ojàčati, оја̀чати, potàknuti, osokòlitiSerbo-Croatian
- förstärka, stärkaSwedish
- tăng cườngVietnamese
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