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?
I'm very concerned about those who want to weaken our intelligence community. The President has done it already. And there are those that are running for president now that want to weaken the intelligence community even more.
While it won't derail China's economic recovery overnight, it will gradually weaken the recent tailwinds from policy stimulus.
How it is that somebody would propose that we weaken regulations on Wall Street? Have we really forgotten what just happened eight years ago? the notion that you would vote for anybody who would now allow them to go back to doing the same stuff that almost broke our economy’s back makes no sense. I don’t care whether you are a Republican, or a Democrat or an independent, why would you do that?
A sharper slowdown of activity in emerging markets and renewed weakness of activity in the euro area could weaken exports more strongly than projected, dampen investment, and spill over to consumer confidence.
My goal was to focus on the importance of this election as a real turning point, and to emphasize the dangers of continuing on a road that will further undermine America's economy and weaken our national security.
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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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