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strengthen / reforzar
 
strengthen   [ˈstreŋθən]
A. -transitive verb
1. (literally)
[+wall, roof, building]   reforzar
[+back, muscle]   fortalecer
·he does exercises to strengthen his legs
·hace ejercicios para fortalecer las piernas
2. (figurative)
[+currency, economy, bond, relationship, character]   fortalecer,   consolidar
[+government]   consolidar
[+case, argument, law]   reforzar
[+power]   consolidar,   afianzar
[+resolve, belief, impression]   reafirmar
[+person]   (morally)   fortalecer
·this served to strengthen opposition to the strike
·esto sirvió para afianzar la oposiciónoun a la huelga
·her rejection only strengthened his resolve
·el rechazo de ella nounólo sirvió para hacer masculineánoun firme su propósito de conquistarla
·to strengthen somebody'noun position
·strengthen somebody'noun hand
·afianzar la posiciónoun de somebody, someone
B. -intransitive verb
1. (literally)
[muscle, arm, back]   fortalecerse
[wind, storm]   hacerse masculineánoun fuerte
2. (figurative)
[currency, economy]   fortalecerse,   consolidarse
[prices]   afianzarse
[desire, determination]   redoblarse,   intensificarse
 
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