Strengthen Strength"en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Strengthened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Strengthening}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

Let noble Warwick, Cobham, and the rest, . . . With powerful policy strengthen themselves. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To animate; to encourage; to fix in resolution. [1913 Webster]

Charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him. --Deut. iii. 28. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To invigorate; confirm; establish; fortify; animate; encourage. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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