v. t.1.To make weak; to lessen the strength of; to deprive of strength; to debilitate; to enfeeble; to enervate; as, to weaken the body or the mind; to weaken the hands of a magistrate; to weaken the force of an objection or an argument.
2.To reduce in quality, strength, or spirit; as, to weaken tea; to weaken any solution or decoction.
v. i.1.To become weak or weaker; to lose strength, spirit, or determination; to become less positive or resolute; as, the patient weakened; the witness weakened on cross-examination.
Verb1.weaken - lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body"
beef up, fortify, strengthen - make strong or stronger; "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strenghten the relations between the two countries"
2.weaken - become weaker; "The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days"
strengthen - gain strength; "His body strengthened"
3.weaken - destroy property or hinder normal operations; "The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"
4.weaken - reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of; "de-escalate a crisis"
5.weaken - lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall"
Synonyms: soften, damp, dampen, break
abate, afflict, aggravate, allay, alleviate, assuage, attemper, attenuate, bank the fire, bate, beat, blunt, break, bugger, burn out, cave in, chasten, collapse, come apart, come unstuck, conk out, constrain, control, cramp, cripple, crumble, cut, damage, damp, dampen, de-emphasize, de-energize, deaden, debilitate, decline, dematerialize, derange, deteriorate, devitalize, dilapidate, dilute, diminish, disedge, disembody, disenable, disintegrate, disorder, do in, do up, downplay, drain, draw the teeth, droop, drop, dull, dwindle, ease, emacerate, emaciate, emasculate, embitter, endamage, enervate, enfeeble, etherealize, eviscerate, exacerbate, extenuate, fade, fag, fag out, fail, faint, fall short, fatigue, fizzle out, flag, frazzle, give out, give way, go downhill, go soft, go to pieces, gruel, hamstring, harass, harm, hit the skids, honeycomb, hors de combat, hospitalize, hurt, impair, inactivate, incapacitate, indispose, injure, invalid, irritate, jade, keep within bounds, kibosh, knock out, knock up, lame, languish, lay, lay low, lay up, lenify, lessen, lighten, lose strength, maim, make worse, minimize, mitigate, moderate, modulate, obtund, overfatigue, overset, overstrain, overthrow, overtire, overturn, overweary, palliate, paralyze, peak, peg out, peter out, pine, play down, poop, poop out, prostrate, put, put back, queer, queer the works, rarefy, rattle, reduce, reduce the temperature, remit, repress, restrain, retund, run down, sabotage, sap the foundations, shake, shake up, shrink, sicken, sink, slacken, slow down, smother, sober, sober down, soften, soften up, spike, spiritualize, stifle, subdue, subtilize, subvert, suppress, tame, temper, thin, thin away, thin down, thin out, throw down, throw over, tire, tire out, tire to death, tone down, tucker, tune down, turn, unbrace, undermine, underplay, unfit, unman, unnerve, unstrengthen, unstring, upend, upset, use up, wane, waste, waste away, water, water down, wear, wear away, wear down, wear on, wear out, wear thin, weary, wilt, wind, wing, wither, wither away, worsen, wreck, yield
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Weak conjugation
Weak declension
weak force
Weak Head Normal Form
weak interaction
weak part
weak point
Weak side
weak sore
weak spot
weak typing
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Weaker vessel
weakly interacting massive particle
weakly typed
Weald clay
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