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Synonyms for strengthen
ˈstrɛŋk θən, ˈstrɛŋ-, ˈstrɛn-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. strengthen, beef up, fortify(verb)

    make strong or stronger

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

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

    Antonyms:
    weaken

  2. strengthen(verb)

    gain strength

    "His body strengthened"

    Synonyms:
    tone up, fortify, tone, beef up

    Antonyms:
    weaken

  3. tone, tone up, strengthen(verb)

    give a healthy elasticity to

    "Let's tone our muscles"

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

    Antonyms:
    weaken

Wiktionary

  1. strengthen(verb)

    Antonyms:
    atrophy

  2. strengthen(verb)

    Antonyms:
    atrophy

  3. strengthen(verb)

    Antonyms:
    atrophy

  4. strengthen(verb)

    Antonyms:
    atrophy

  5. strengthen(verb)

    Antonyms:
    atrophy

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.

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

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. strengthen

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. strengthen(v. a.)

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

  2. strengthen(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    intensify, make more intense

  3. strengthen(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    invigorate, animate, impart health to

  4. strengthen(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    confirm, corroborate, establish, justify, sustain, support

  5. strengthen(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    grow strong

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. strengthen(v)

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

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How to use strengthen in a sentence?

  1. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker:

    Through the years, Wisconsin has built a strong trade relationship with China, and the opening of the Wisconsin Center China will help Wisconsin businesses continue to strengthen our trade relationships and grow export opportunities.

  2. Tom Keith-Roach:

    I think it is going to strengthen our trajectory.

  3. Henry Paulson:

    I'll be voting for Hillary Clinton, with the hope that she can bring Americans together to do the things necessary to strengthen our economy, our environment and our place in the world.

  4. Johnny Lau:

    A trade war has also broken out between China and the United States. China hopes to team up with Germany, now China has made use of an opportunity to do Germany a favor so as to strengthen the Sino-German relationship.

  5. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    To strengthen your power of love, love those who do not deserve your love.

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