strengthen

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
strengthen

Third-person singular
strengthens

Past tense
strengthened

Past participle
strengthened

Present participle
strengthening

  1. (transitive) If something is strengthened, then it is made stronger; strength is added to it.
    They are keen to strengthen ties with the UN.
  2. (transitive) If someone strengthens a person, he or she animates or gives moral strength to encourage the person.
  3. (intransitive) If something strengthens, it grows strong or stronger.

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