Strength"en (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Strengthened (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Strengthening.]


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.

Let noble Warwick, Cobham, and the rest, . . . With powerful policy strengthen themselves. Shak.


To animate; to encourage; to fix in resolution.

Charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him. Deut. iii. 28.

Syn. -- To invigorate; confirm; establish; fortify; animate; encourage.


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Strength"en (?), v. i.

To grow strong or stronger.

The young disease, that must subdue at length, Grows with his growth, and strengthens with his strength. Pope.


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