strengthen verb

ADV. considerably, enormously, greatly, immeasurably, significantly, substantially The success in the election strengthened the party's position considerably. | further This merger will further strengthen the company and ensure its continued success. | merely This temporary setback merely strengthened her resolve. | gradually

VERB + STRENGTHEN help (to), serve to | be designed to These exercises are designed to strengthen your stomach muscles.

PREP. against The euro has strengthened against the dollar.

PHRASES an attempt/effort to strengthen sth, be aimed at strengthening sth The new law is aimed at strengthening protective measures for workers. | measures to strengthen sth