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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List of paraphrases for "strengthen":
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?
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.
I think it is going to strengthen our trajectory.
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.
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.
To strengthen your power of love, love those who do not deserve your love.
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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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