Adjective "strengthening" definition and examples

(Strengthening may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈstrɛŋkθ(ə)n//ˈstrɛŋθ(ə)n/

Definitions and examples

verb

Make or become stronger.
  1. no object 'the wind won't strengthen until after dark'
  2. 'If increasing the number of stores strengthens the company then he will continue to open more, he says.'
  3. 'It is strengthened by being reinforced by multiple people who accept its reality.'
  4. 'Nicotine is the substance that reinforces and strengthens the desire to smoke.'
  5. 'On the contrary most people are told daily that fluoride prevents tooth decay and strengthens the bones.'
  6. 'It spreads and strengthens and multiplies until it smothers anything trying to stifle it.'
  7. 'The game, however, was played in constant rain and wind that strengthened as the match progressed.'
  8. 'But, fair enough, there is a strong case for strengthening the links in a more systematic way.'
  9. 'It reinforces and strengthens the power and influence of those who are fluent in the hegemonic language.'
  10. 'Tackle dog attacks and illegal breeding by increasing penalties and strengthening enforcement.'
  11. 'At the end of the day, this strengthens its spirit, and this strength allows it to overcome its difficulties.'

More definitions

1. to make stronger; give strength to.

2. Phonetics. to change (a speech sound) to an articulation requiring more effort, as from fricative to stop or nongeminate to geminate. verb (used without object)

3. to gain strength; grow stronger.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be strengthening in seas."

"pesos can be strengthening in years."

"pesos can be strengthening from workers."

"yen can be strengthening in days."

"reasons can be strengthening in revenues."

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Origin

(strengthen)

Phrase

strengthen someone's hand (or hands)