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strengthening

see definition of strengthening
  • verbmake more forceful, powerful
  • verbencourage, hearten
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Synonyms for strengthening

verb make more forceful, powerful

Antonyms for strengthening

  • abridge
  • condense
  • curtail
  • decrease
  • destroy
  • diminish
  • halt
  • hinder
  • lessen
  • let down
  • lower
  • reduce
  • shrink
  • slow
  • subtract
  • undermine
  • weaken
  • contradict
  • decline
  • deny
  • descend
  • disprove
  • drop
  • fall
  • kill
  • reject
  • ruin
  • slump
  • soften
  • break down
  • discourage
  • dishearten
  • dissuade
  • hurt
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to strengthening

aggravation

noun. worsening of a situation,
  • condition deepening
  • exacerbation
  • exaggeration
  • heightening
  • increase
  • inflaming
  • inflammation
  • intensification
  • magnification
  • sharpening
  • strengthening
  • worsening

amplification

noun. increase in size or effect

augmentation

noun. making greater; improving

consolidation

noun. combination, fortification

convalescent

adjective. improving, recuperating

fortification

noun. reinforced position
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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