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Synonyms for strengthen
ˈstrɛŋk θən, ˈstrɛŋ-, ˈstrɛn-strength·en

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  1. strengthenverb


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  5. strengthenverb


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. strengthen

    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.

    assure, confirm, corroborate, establish, fix, prove, ratify, sanction, settle, substantiate, sustain, uphold

    abrogate, annul, cancel, destroy, overthrow, shake, shatter, unsettle, upset, weaken

    Confirm a statement by testimony; confirm a person in a belief.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. strengthen

    confirm, establish, fix, corroborate, secure, invigorate, fortify, increase

    weaken, disestablish, shake, loosen, sap, undermine, debilitate, diminish

Princeton's WordNet

  1. strengthen, beef up, fortifyverb

    make strong or stronger

    "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries"

    tone, tone up, fortify, gird, build up, fort, spike, arm, beef up, lace


  2. strengthenverb

    gain strength

    "His body strengthened"

    tone up, fortify, tone, beef up


  3. tone, tone up, strengthenverb

    give a healthy elasticity to

    "Let's tone our muscles"

    intone, tone, tone up, inflect, fortify, modulate, beef up, chant


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. strengthenverb

    fortify, brace, harden, steel, nerve, make strong, make stronger, give strength to, add strength to

  2. strengthenverb

    intensify, make more intense

  3. strengthenverb

    invigorate, animate, impart health to

  4. strengthenverb

    confirm, corroborate, establish, justify, sustain, support

  5. strengthenverb

    grow strong

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. strengthenverb

    invigorate, brace, nerve, steel, fortify, harden, intensify, heighten, confirm, corroborate, sustain

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  1. Hari Sevugan:

    Sunday's debate could be an important step to heal and strengthen the party, a measured, respectful conversation could go a long way.

  2. Henry Hitt Crane:

    Each of us should do something every day That we do not want to do But we know we should do, To strengthen our backbone And put iron in our soul.

  3. Tengku Adnan:

    The deputy president's role in the constitution is to help the president, his behavior did not reflect that of a deputy president, to help the president strengthen the party. He had also undermined the party.

  4. Samsung BioLogics:

    We will enhance accounting transparency and strengthen the internal monitoring system.

  5. Denis McClean:

    Building codes in Kathmandu itself have not been well upheld in recent years, efforts have been made over the last few years to strengthen these building codes but, unfortunately, this comes too late for the many thousands of buildings that have gone up across the Kathmandu Valley over the last 20 years that did not adhere to the building codes.

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