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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
  • bolster
  • build up
  • enhance
  • enlarge
  • establish
  • extend
  • heighten
  • increase
  • intensify
  • invigorate
  • reinforce
  • restore
  • set up
  • step up
  • support
  • sustain
  • toughen
  • add
  • anneal
  • ascend
  • brace
  • buttress
  • confirm
  • corroborate
  • empower
  • fortify
  • harden
  • justify
  • mount
  • multiply
  • regenerate
  • rejuvenate
  • renew
  • rise
  • steel
  • substantiate
  • temper
  • tone
  • wax
  • add fuel to fire
  • make firm
  • sinew
  • tone up

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