verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of strengthen
Examples from the Web for strengthens
There was really only one good reason to maintain the embargo: Trade with Cuba strengthens the Castros.
Far-right Marine Le Pen strengthens her position in national politics.
Mahvash and Fariba sometimes hear of this support, and it strengthens them.Silenced in Iran: The Plight of Bahai Prisoners of Conscience|Roxana Saberi|June 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
That's what strengthens the GOP primary process, and by extension, offers the American people better presidential candidates.
I'm sure it strengthens some relationships and is a source of joy to many.Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories|Harry Siegel|February 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Liberty comes with Christianity, because Christianity develops and strengthens the mass of men.
Art civilizes because it enlightens, develops, strengthens, ennobles.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 11 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
It could not arouse the popular enthusiasm which elevates, nor command the popular support that strengthens.Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812|Alfred Thayer Mahan
Every one may acquire the art, and it strengthens every day and year that we live.Country Rambles, and Manchester Walks and Wild Flowers|Leo H. Grindon
I think it more often lames than strengthens the memory and observation.Notes on Nursing|Florence Nightingale