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1. weaken

verb. ['ˈwiːkən'] lessen the strength of.

Synonyms

  • attenuate
  • neutralise
  • enfeeble
  • drain
  • dilute
  • negate
  • season
  • mollify
  • stultify
  • castrate
  • neutralize
  • unbrace
  • depress
  • de-energize
  • devitalize
  • shake
  • etiolate
  • change
  • blunt
  • break
  • temper
  • devitalise
  • reduce
  • debilitate
  • cripple
  • wash out
  • emasculate
  • cut
  • rarefy
  • modify
  • thin out
  • nullify
  • enervate
  • dampen
  • thin
  • de-energise

Antonyms

  • strengthen
  • energize
  • energise
  • destabilize

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Rhymes with Weaken

  • puerto_rican
  • mcmeekin
  • topekan
  • mohican
  • tieken
  • rieken
  • rican
  • pekin
  • dziekan
  • deacon
  • beacon

Sentences with weaken


1. Noun, singular or mass
Older dogs often experience incontinence as the muscles responsible for holding urine in the bladder weaken.

2. Verb, base form
Adding water to hot pots can cause the pots to warp and weaken.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Over time, the constant heating and cooling cycles weaken the wire in the coil.

Quotes about weaken


1. And though my Lord hath lost his estate and been banished out of his country, yet neither despised poverty nor pinching necessity could make him break the bonds of friendship or weaken his loyal duty.
- Margaret Cavendish

2. Lost love is still love. It takes a different form, that's all. You can't see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it.
- Mitch Albom

3. It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
- Mahatma Gandhi

2. weaken

verb. ['ˈwiːkən'] become weaker.

Synonyms

  • slack
  • subside
  • relax
  • waste
  • slow up
  • slur
  • pall
  • slacken
  • lessen
  • attenuate
  • collapse
  • loose
  • slow down
  • evaporate
  • blur
  • languish
  • slow
  • diminish
  • decrease
  • fall
  • wilt
  • dull
  • disappear
  • pine away
  • die down
  • dim
  • melt
  • fade

Antonyms

  • stiffen
  • increase
  • focus
  • deconcentrate

3. weaken

verb. ['ˈwiːkən'] reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of.

Synonyms

  • decrease
  • de-escalate
  • lessen
  • minify

Antonyms

  • escalate
  • enable
  • loosen
  • depersonalize

4. weaken

verb. ['ˈwiːkən'] destroy property or hinder normal operations.

Synonyms

  • counteract
  • derail
  • subvert
  • sabotage
  • countermine
  • undermine

Antonyms

  • destabilise
  • sensitize
  • demilitarise
  • transitivize

5. weaken

verb. ['ˈwiːkən'] lessen in force or effect.

Synonyms

  • blunt
  • soften
  • deaden
  • damp
  • dampen
  • break

Antonyms

  • dissimilate
  • demilitarize
  • dehydrogenate
  • sensitise
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