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See definition of tone up on Dictionary.com
  • as inintensify
  • as instrengthen
  • as incondition

synonyms for tone up

  • add to
  • aggravate
  • boost
  • build up
  • deepen
  • enhance
  • escalate
  • exacerbate
  • heat up
  • heighten
  • increase
  • quicken
  • raise
  • redouble
  • reinforce
  • set off
  • sharpen
  • step up
  • strengthen
  • accent
  • accentuate
  • aggrandize
  • augment
  • brighten
  • concentrate
  • darken
  • emphasize
  • exalt
  • lighten
  • magnify
  • point
  • rise
  • rouse
  • spike
  • stress
  • whet
  • add fuel
  • beef up
  • intensate
  • pour it on
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antonyms for tone up

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  • decrease
  • diminish
  • discourage
  • dull
  • halt
  • help
  • hinder
  • hurt
  • lessen
  • lower
  • reduce
  • slow
  • soften
  • soothe
  • subtract
  • undermine
  • weaken
  • debase
  • degrade
  • depress
  • play down
  • upset
  • calm
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How to use tone up in a sentence

What need to look to right or left when you are swallowing up free mile after mile of dizzying road?
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Most of the men leaped up, caught hold of spears or knives, and rushed out.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
Some weeks after, the creditor chanced to be in Boston, and in walking up Tremont street, encountered his enterprising friend.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
In less than ten minutes, the bivouac was broken up, and our little army on the march.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The bride elect rushes up to him, and so they both step down to the foot-lights.
PHYSIOLOGY OF THE OPERAJOHN H. SWABY (AKA "SCRICI")
That which is called nasality is caused by the failure of the tone to reach freely the anterior cavities of the nares.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
I was busy loading the piece when an exclamation of surprise from one of the men made me look up.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Even as they gazed they saw its roof caught up, and whirled off as if it had been a scroll of paper.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
She sat straight up in bed, and jerked her hands to her head, and screamed long and terribly.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
A flash of surprise and pleasure lit the fine eyes of the haughty beauty perched up there on the palace wall.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
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WORDS RELATED TO TONE UP

  • accustom
  • brainwash
  • build up
  • educate
  • equip
  • habituate
  • inure
  • loosen up
  • make ready
  • modify
  • practice
  • program
  • ready
  • shape up
  • sharpen
  • tone up
  • toughen up
  • train
  • warm up
  • whip into shape
  • work out
  • work over
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