Definition of 'strengthen'
Video: pronunciation of 'strengthen'
Example sentences containing 'strengthen'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Yet they have only succeeded in strengthening the opposite case. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You can do the true talking that strengthens relationships. The Sun (2013)Talk to your wife about any changes you need to make to strengthen your relationship. The Sun (2013)The data will strengthen arguments that raising the retirement age will penalise the poorest. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They found that the experience strengthened working relationships. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They may also help strengthen the immune system. The Sun (2012)Which only strengthens my resolve to change. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This link only strengthened as they grew up. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The mood changed as strengthening southwest winds began to draw in a warmer tropical maritime air mass. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But does this reflect a strengthening of the economy? Times, Sunday Times (2011)They do not strengthen their case by repeating their horror. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This surprises you but means you can strengthen relationships at home and at work. The Sun (2013)Ministers said the numbers strengthened arguments for restrictions on immigration. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Of course that is going to strengthen my experience and my hand. The Sun (2007)The oil acts as a powerful but gentle antiseptic and may also help strengthen the immune system. Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)Their stories have touched our hearts and strengthened our resolve. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Their governing bodies have strengthened the links with industry. Introduction to Social Administration in Britain (1990)The results of such an assessment may actually strengthen your case. M. E. Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome - How To Live With It (1989)The way you deal with unexpected challenges in a relationship strengthens the love bond. The Sun (2011)The buoyant mood spreading through the economy was strengthened yesterday by surprisingly good retail sales and employment figures. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Feeling cool in a strengthening wind. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That strengthens you, makes you better and more appreciative when you get there. The Sun (2009)But how can we be sure that all British banks can strengthen their capital positions to be eligible for the guarantee? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The Pound has strengthened against the euro as the crisis in Greece has unfolded. The Sun (2015)The Referendum Act strengthens the sceptic position still further. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Synonyms of 'strengthen'
increase in value, become stronger
Trends of 'strengthen'
In Common Usage. strengthen is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage over:
Translations for 'strengthen'
British English: strengthen /ˈstrɛŋθən/ VERB
To strengthen something means to make it stronger.
Cycling strengthens all the muscles of the body.
- American English: strengthen
- Arabic: يُقَوِي
- Brazilian Portuguese: fortalecer
- Chinese: 加强
- Croatian: ojačati
- Czech: posílit
- Danish: styrke
- Dutch: sterker maken
- European Spanish: fortalecer
- Finnish: vahvistaa tehdä vahvemmaksi
- French: renforcer
- German: stärken
- Greek: ενισχύω
- Italian: rafforzare
- Japanese: 強くする
- Korean: 강화하다
- Norwegian: styrke
- Polish: wzmocnić
- European Portuguese: fortalecer
- Romanian: a întări
- Russian: усиливать(ся)
- Spanish: fortalecer
- Swedish: förstärka
- Thai: ทำให้แข็งแรงขึ้น
- Turkish: güçlendirmek
- Ukrainian: зміцнювати
- Vietnamese: tăng cường
Definition of strengthen from the Collins English Dictionary
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
The etymology behind 4 eggs-ellent Springtime words
We’ve explored the diverse etymology of 4 eggs-ellent words associated with spring.
Up Lit, Alexa Laugh & Meet Me at McDonald’s Hair: March’s Words In The News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this March with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.