Strengthen

Definition of Strengthen

Strength´en
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Strengthened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Strengthening.]
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.
v. i.1.To grow strong or stronger.
The young disease, that must subdue at length,
Grows with his growth, and strengthens with his strength.
- Pope.

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