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Definition 1: give a healthy elasticity to - [verb of body]

Samples where strengthen or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Let's tone our muscles

Synonyms for strengthen in the sense of this definition

(strengthen is a kind of ...) do physical exercise

"She works out in the gym every day"

Definition 2: gain strength - [verb of change]

Samples where strengthen or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His body strengthened

(strengthen is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of strengthen ) make firm or secure; strengthen

"consolidate one's gains" "consolidate one's hold on first place"

(... is a kind of strengthen ) make resistant (to harm)

"proof the materials against shrinking in the dryer"

(... is a kind of strengthen ) strengthen by providing with a back or backing

(... is a kind of strengthen ) protect or strengthen with sandbags; stop up

"The residents sandbagged the beach front"

(... is a kind of strengthen ) make tough or tougher

"This experience will toughen her"

Definition 3: make strong or stronger - [verb of change]

Samples where strengthen or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This exercise will strengthen your upper body
  • strengthen the relations between the two countries

Synonyms for strengthen in the sense of this definition

(strengthen is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of strengthen ) secure with battens

"batten down a ship's hatches"

(... is a kind of strengthen ) support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace

"brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel"

(... is a kind of strengthen ) make stronger or defensible

"buttress your thesis"

(... is a kind of strengthen ) make stronger

"he reinforced the concrete"

(... is a kind of strengthen ) make more firm

"Confirm thy soul in self-control!"

(... is a kind of strengthen ) make secure underneath

"undergird the ship"

(... is a kind of strengthen ) make strong again

(... is a kind of strengthen ) solidify, firm, or strengthen

"The president's trip will substantiate good relations with the former enemy country"

(... is a kind of strengthen ) produce in a version designed to withstand rough usage

"Detroit ruggedized the family car"

(... is a kind of strengthen ) make more lively or vigorous

"The treatment at the spa vitalized the old man"

(... is a kind of strengthen ) furnish with battens

"batten ships"

(strengthen causes ...) gain strength

"His body strengthened"

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