Synonyms for strengthenˈstrɛŋk θən, ˈstrɛŋ-, ˈstrɛn-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. strengthen, beef up, fortify(verb)

    make strong or stronger

    Synonyms:
    tone, tone up, fortify, gird, build up, fort, spike, arm, beef up, lace, strengthen

    Antonyms:
    weaken

  2. strengthen(verb)

    gain strength

    Synonyms:
    tone up, fortify, tone, beef up

    Antonyms:
    weaken

  3. tone, tone up, strengthen(verb)

    give a healthy elasticity to

    Synonyms:
    intone, tone, tone up, strengthen, inflect, fortify, modulate, beef up, chant

    Antonyms:
    weaken

Wiktionary

  1. strengthen(verb)

    Antonyms:
    atrophy

  2. strengthen(verb)

    To make strong or stronger; to add strength to; to increase the strength of; to fortify; to reinforce.

    Antonyms:
    atrophy

  3. strengthen(verb)

    To animate; to give moral strength to; to encourage; to fix in resolution; to hearten.

    Antonyms:
    atrophy

  4. strengthen(verb)

    To augment; to improve; to intensify.

    Antonyms:
    atrophy

  5. strengthen(verb)

    To grow strong or stronger.

    Antonyms:
    atrophy

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. strengthen

    Confirm (Latin con, together, and firmus, firm) is to add firmness or give stability to. Both confirm and corroborate presuppose something already existing to which the confirmation or corroboration is added. Testimony is corroborated by concurrent testimony or by circumstances; confirmed by established facts. That which is thoroughly proved is said to be established; so is that which is official and has adequate power behind it; as, the established government; the established church. The continents are fixed. A treaty is ratified; an appointment confirmed. An act is sanctioned by any person or authority that passes upon it approvingly. A statement is substantiated; a report confirmed; a controversy settled; the decision of a lower court sustained by a higher. Just government should be upheld. The beneficent results of Christianity confirm our faith in it as a divine revelation.

    Synonyms:
    assure, confirm, corroborate, establish, fix, prove, ratify, sanction, settle, substantiate, sustain, uphold

    Antonyms:
    abrogate, annul, cancel, destroy, overthrow, shake, shatter, unsettle, upset, weaken

    Preposition:
    Confirm a statement by testimony; confirm a person in a belief.

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