Definition for STRENGTH'EN

STRENGTH'EN, v.t. [strength'n.]

  1. To make strong or stronger; to add strength to, either physical, legal or moral; as, to strengthen a limb; to strengthen an obligation.
  2. To confirm; to establish; as, to strengthen authority.
  3. To animate; to encourage; to fix in resolution. Charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him. – Deut. iii.
  4. To cause to increase in power or security. Let noble Warwick, Cobham and the rest, / With powerful policy strengthen themselves. – Shak.

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