Meaning of strengthen

strengthen




To strengthen is to make something stronger! Rarr. You can strengthen your muscles by working out, or strengthen your brain by learning new words.

Anytime you strengthen something, you’re making it more resistant, vigorous, or tough. Taking vitamins can strengthen your immune system so you don’t get sick. Lifting weights will strengthen your muscles. A powerful lock will strengthen a door. On computers, a reliable firewall will strengthen your virus protection. If something is weak, it needs to be strengthened. Congrats! You just strengthened your vocabulary by checking out this definition!

Definitions of strengthen
  1. verb

    make strong or stronger

    “This exercise will
    strengthen your upper body”
    strengthen the relations between the two countries”
    synonyms:

    beef up, fortify

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    Antonyms:

    weaken

    lessen the strength of
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    vitalise, vitalize

    make more lively or vigorous
    ruggedise, ruggedize

    produce in a version designed to withstand rough usage
    substantiate

    solidify, firm, or strengthen
    restrengthen

    make strong again
    brace up, undergird

    make secure underneath
    confirm

    make more firm
    reenforce, reinforce

    make stronger
    buttress

    make stronger or defensible
    brace, stabilise, stabilize, steady

    support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace
    batten

    secure with battens
    batten, batten down, secure

    furnish with battens
    buttress

    reinforce with a buttress
    line

    reinforce with fabric
    bolster, bolster up

    support and strengthen
    ballast

    make steady with a ballast
    guy

    steady or support with a guy wire or cable
    mine

    lay mines
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    alter, change, modify

    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

  2. verb

    gain strength

    “His body
    strengthened
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    weaken

    become weaker
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    consolidate

    make firm or secure; strengthen
    proof

    make resistant (to harm)
    back

    strengthen by providing with a back or backing
    sandbag

    protect or strengthen with sandbags; stop up
    toughen

    make tough or tougher
    bombproof

    make safe against bombings
    bulletproof

    make bulletproof
    child-proof, childproof

    make safe against children
    foolproof, goof-proof, goofproof

    proof against human misuse or error
    fireproof

    make resistant to fire
    weatherproof

    make resistant to bad weather
    harden, season

    make fit
    type of:

    change

    undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one’s or its original nature

  3. verb

    give a healthy elasticity to

    synonyms:

    tone, tone up

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    type of:

    exercise, work out

    do physical exercise

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