Complete Definition of "strengthen"

English

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-strengthen.ogg|Audio (US)

Etymology
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Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To make strong or stronger; to add strength to; to increase the strenght of; as, to strengthen a limb, a bridge, an army; to strengthen an obligation; to strengthen authority; to fortify; to reinforce.
  2. transitive To animate; to give moral strength; to encourage; to fix in resolution; to hearten.
  3. transitive To augment; to improve; to intensify.
  4. intransitive To grow strong or stronger.
Quotations
1851: Anonymous, Arthur Hamilton, and His Dog

Translations
trans-top|to make strong or stronger
Crimean Tatar: begıtmek
Dutch: versterken
German: verstärken, stärken
Hungarian: t|hu|megerÅsít
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trans-top|to animate
Dutch: bezielen, tot leven wekken
German: bestärken, stärken
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trans-top|to augment
Dutch: kracht geven
German: verstärken
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trans-top|to grow strong or stronger
Dutch: sterker worden
German: stark#German|stärker werden
Hungarian: t|hu|megerÅsödik
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Related terms
strength
strengthener
strengthening

References
R:Webster 1913

Category:English ergative verbs

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