Strengthen en


  1. (v. t.) To animate; to encourage; to fix in resolution.
  2. (v. t.) To make strong or stronger; to add strength to; as, to strengthen a limb, a bridge, an army; to strengthen an obligation; to strengthen authority.
  3. (v. i.) To grow strong or stronger.
Word: strength·en
Pronunciation of strengthen: 'stre[ng](k)-th&n, 'stren(t)-
Function of strengthen: verb
Other forms of strengthen: strength·ened; strength·en·ing /'stre[ng](k)th-ni[ng], 'stren(t)th-; 'stre[ng](k)-th&-, 'stren(t)-/
transitive senses : to make stronger
intransitive senses : to become stronger
- strength·en·er /'stre[ng](k)th-n&r, 'stren(t)th-; 'stre[ng](k)-th&-, 'stren(t)-/ noun

Synonyms of strengthen

Fortify, Tone,

Antonyms of strengthen