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synonyms for toughen

  • strengthen
  • acclimate
  • acclimatize
  • anneal
  • brutalize
  • develop
  • inure
  • season
  • temper
  • climatize
  • make difficult
See also synonyms for: toughened
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antonyms for toughen

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  • soften
  • flex
  • tenderize
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How to use toughen in a sentence

Democrats and Republicans did not manage to advance some of their most ambitious proposals, including efforts to toughen antitrust laws and hold social-media sites more directly accountable for their content-moderation practices.
AMAZON, FACEBOOK, OTHER TECH GIANTS SPENT ROUGHLY $65 MILLION TO LOBBY WASHINGTON LAST YEARTONY ROMMJANUARY 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
That experience and others like it convinced him of the need for a statute that explicitly outlaws domestic terrorism and toughens the government’s ability to prosecute it.
DOMESTIC TERRORISM: A MORE URGENT THREAT, BUT WEAKER LAWSBY SEBASTIAN ROTELLAJANUARY 8, 2021PROPUBLICA
Still, county officials agreed with the neighbors’ concerns and decided to toughen the county policy for new large cemeteries to account for water-quality hazards.
CHANGING VIRGINIA COUNTY FACES DISCRIMINATION CHARGES OVER ISLAMIC CEMETERYANTONIO OLIVODECEMBER 2, 2020WASHINGTON POST
When the NFL toughened its protocols recently, teams were told that all meetings should be conducted remotely and any in-person meetings should be outdoors.
IN THE NFL’S APPROACH TO THE BRONCOS AND RAVENS, FAIRNESS WAS NOT PART OF THE EQUATIONMARK MASKEDECEMBER 2, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The Ravens’ issues came as the NFL further toughened its coronavirus protocols.
RAVENS’ MARK INGRAM, J.K. DOBBINS TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS; THURSDAY’S GAME VS. STEELERS REMAINS ONMARK MASKENOVEMBER 24, 2020WASHINGTON POST
I must be generous, and I know your conscience will be tender a long time, if something is not done to toughen it.
THE ART OF DISAPPEARINGJOHN TALBOT SMITH
I'm not at all sure that humanity oughtn't to be hackled like weeds, and so toughen its hold on life.
THE TYRANNY OF THE DARKHAMLIN GARLAND
We'll change your metabolism, your endocrine balance, toughen your muscle fibers a thousandfold.
BRKNK'S BOUNTYGERALD ALLAN SOHL
I am that garden variety, and it took the exercising of many heart interests to toughen my cardiac organ.
THE GOLDEN BIRDMARIA THOMPSON DAVIESS
To ensure the latter, anything that would toughen the gluten must be avoided.
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WORDS RELATED TO TOUGHEN

  • acclimatize
  • accommodate
  • acculture
  • accustom
  • climatize
  • conform
  • get used to
  • habituate
  • harden
  • season
  • toughen
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