lessen the strength of
"The fever weakened his body"
"The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days"
sabotage, undermine, countermine, counteract, subvert, weaken(verb)
destroy property or hinder normal operations
"The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"
countermine, countervail, bring down, vitiate, counterbalance, deprave, debauch, cave, soften, misdirect, overturn, demoralize, counteract, subvert, sabotage, debase, profane, corrupt, damp, pervert, neutralize, demoralise, countercheck, antagonise, de-escalate, undermine, step down, dampen, overthrow, antagonize, break
de-escalate, weaken, step down(verb)
reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of
"de-escalate a crisis"
dampen, damp, soften, weaken, break(verb)
lessen in force or effect
"soften a shock"; "break a fall"
crack, step down, break away, give way, soften, mince, reveal, give out, unwrap, conk out, part, wash, counteract, collapse, die, transgress, founder, discover, snap off, stop, go, demote, break out, separate, cushion, muffle, split, give away, damp, smash, dull, offend, get out, fracture, relegate, bring out, violate, pause, divulge, buffer, let on, get around, interrupt, wear out, cave in, deaden, break-dance, check, break up, breach, break in, give, split up, subvert, better, burst, go bad, break off, tone down, disclose, bust, erupt, moisten, relent, recrudesce, undermine, stifle, break dance, go against, dampen, fall in, bump, let out, ruin, fall apart, kick downstairs, de-escalate, break down, infract, fail, come apart, bankrupt, develop, mute, expose, break, moderate, discontinue, intermit, countermine, yield, wear, sabotage
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How to use weaken in a sentence?
We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire...Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
Abadi sometimes feels that this is a threat to his authority and he tried hard to weaken Maliki.
It's a very oil-dependent economy, so it always looked like an adjustment in the currency was needed when oil prices fell. They delayed that adjustment for a long time so it's kind of inevitable that the currency had to weaken.
At the end of the day, the junta has the same aims it did before, namely, it believes the political system doesn't work and they need an umbrella organization to oversee the country and to weaken the electoral process but how they will do that and make it more palatable to people remains to be seen.
Japan's recovery will be very moderate and bumpy as exports may weaken further if Asian demand doesn't pick up.
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- аслабіць, аслабляцьBelarusian
- debilitar, afeblir, afeblir-se, debilitar-seCatalan, Valencian
- languir, debilitarse, debilitar, languecer, languidecerSpanish
- heikentää, heikentyä, heiketäFinnish
- lagaichScottish Gaelic
- gyengít, gyengülHungarian
- indebolire, spossare, indebolirsiItalian
- 弱くなる, 衰える, 弱くする, 弱気になるJapanese
- infirmor, infirmo, labefactō, debilitoLatin
- słabnąć, osłabnąćPolish
- ослабить, слабеть, ослабевать, ослабеть, ослаблять, ослабнутьRussian
- försvagas, mattas, försvagaSwedish
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