Definition of Weaken in English :

Define Weaken in English

Weaken meaning in English

Meaning of Weaken in English

Pronunciation of Weaken in English

Weaken pronunciation in English

Pronounce Weaken in English


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1. weaken

lessen the strength of

Example Sentences:
'The fever weakened his body'

2. weaken

become weaker

Example Sentences:
'The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days'

3. counteract, countermine, sabotage, subvert, undermine, weaken

destroy property or hinder normal operations

Example Sentences:
'The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war'

4. de-escalate, step down, weaken

reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of

Example Sentences:
'de-escalate a crisis'

5. break, damp, dampen, soften, weaken

lessen in force or effect

Example Sentences:
'soften a shock'
'break a fall'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of weaken
to become or cause to become weak or weaker

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see synonyms of weaken
verb transitive, verb intransitive
to make or become weak or weaker

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of weaken
tr. & intr.v. weak·ened, weak·en·ing, weak·ens
To make or become weak or weaker.

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