to make stronger; give strength to.
Phonetics. to change (a speech sound) to an articulation requiring more effort, as from fricative to stop or nongeminate to geminate.
to gain strength; grow stronger.
- strength·en·er, noun
- strength·en·ing·ly, adverb
- o·ver·strength·en, verb
- pre·strength·en, verb (used with object)
- re·strength·en, verb
- un·strength·ened, adjective
- un·strength·en·ing, adjective
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How to use strengthen in a sentence
Helping employees get out to vote not only honors their constitutional rights, it strengthens our communities and even our industries.Outdoor industry leaders: Why we’re giving our employees the resources to vote | jakemeth | October 7, 2020 | Fortune
It also strengthened opposition to sexual and reproductive health and rights.Insights Into How The US Abortion Gag Rule Affects Health Services In Kenya | LGBTQ-Editor | October 2, 2020 | No Straight News
It’s as deadly as the epidemic and we need to strengthen this science.The World Health Organization is leaning on big tech to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic | Nicole Goodkind | October 1, 2020 | Fortune
Bender added that news does not add materially to its bottom line, but its role is in educating and informing people, as well strengthening democracy.‘Quite cynical’: Publishers leery about Google’s $1 billion news licensing pot | Lucinda Southern | October 1, 2020 | Digiday
Our team at Development is committed to ensuring taxpayers get a good return on their investments, supporting Ohio businesses and strengthening communities across the state.Ohio Just Ordered GM to Repay $28 Million in Tax Breaks for Closing the Lordstown Auto Plant | by Dan O’Brien, The Business Journal | September 28, 2020 | ProPublica
Another good exercise for drivers is an arm strengthener, says Daubs.
This Metheglin is a great Balsom and strengthener of the Viscera; is excellent in colds and coughs and consumptions.The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened | Kenelm Digby
Therefore anything that improves the general vitality is an excellent voice strengthener, provided you use the voice properly.The Art of Public Speaking | Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
By strengthening their souls to do right; hence called the Comforter or Strengthener.The Quiver 3/1900 | Anonymous
Some such strengthener as the super-position of suitable colours is therefore necessary.Practical Lithography | Alfred Seymour
But do you know the medicine of example, the healing power of admiration, and of that soul-strengthener, reverence?Titan: A Romance v. 1 (of 2) | Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
British Dictionary definitions for strengthen
to make or become stronger
- strengthener, noun
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