名词:strengthener 动词过去式:strengthened 过去分词:strengthened 现在分词:strengthening 第三人称单数:strengthens
v [I, Tn] (cause sth/sb to) become stronger （使某物[某人]）更强
*The currentstrengthened as we moved down the river. 我们顺流而下时, 水流更急了.
* a special shampoo to strengthen your hair 能保养头发的一种特效洗发剂
* strengthen a garrison with extra troops 增派部队以加强驻地的兵力
* This latest development has further strengthened my determination to leave. 最近事态的发展更增强了我离开的决心.
1【feeling/belief/relationship】2【team/army etc】3【financial situation】4【money】5【body/structure】6【proof/reason】7【wind/current】
【FEELING/BELIEF/RELATIONSHIP】 [I and T]
to become stronger or make something stronger
≠ weaken Our friendship has steadily strengthened over the years. Steve's opposition only strengthened her resolve to go ahead.strengthen sth's ties/bonds/links etc The university hopes to strengthen its ties with the local community. The company plans to strengthen its hand (=make itself more powerful) in Europe by opening an office in Spain.【TEAM/ARMY ETC】 [T]
to make an organization, army etc more powerful, especially by increasing the number or quality of the people in it
≠ weaken The team has been strengthened by the arrival of two new players.【FINANCIAL SITUATION】 [T]
if the financial situation of a country or company strengthens or is strengthened, it improves or is made to improve
≠ weaken measures to strengthen the economy【MONEY】 [I and T]
to increase in value, or to increase the value of money
≠ weaken The pound has strengthened against other currencies.【BODY/STRUCTURE】 [T]
to make something such as your body or a building stronger
≠ weaken Metal supports were added to strengthen the outer walls.【PROOF/REASON】 [T]
to help prove something Fresh evidence has greatly strengthened the case against him.【WIND/CURRENT】 [I]
to increase in force The wind had strengthened during the night.