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strengthen


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Strengthen  \Strength"en\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Strengthened};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Strengthening}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  Let  noble  Warwick,  Cobham,  and  the  rest,  .  .  .  With 
  powerful  policy  strengthen  themselves.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  animate;  to  encourage;  to  fix  in  resolution. 
 
  Charge  Joshua,  and  encourage  him  and  strengthen 
  him  --Deut.  iii. 
  28. 
 
  Syn:  To  invigorate;  confirm;  establish;  fortify;  animate; 
  encourage. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Strengthen  \Strength"en\,  v.  i. 
  To  grow  strong  or  stronger. 
 
  The  young  disease,  that  must  subdue  at  length,  Grows 
  with  his  growth,  and  strengthens  with  his  strength. 
  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  strengthen 
  v  1:  make  strong  or  stronger;  "This  exercise  will  strengthen  your 
  upper  body"  [syn:  {beef  up},  {fortify}]  [ant:  {weaken}] 
  2:  gain  strength;  "His  body  strengthened"  [ant:  {weaken}] 
  3:  give  a  healthy  elasticity  to  "Let's  tone  our  muscles"  [syn: 
  {tone},  {tone  up}] 




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