strengthen Significado en Diccionario Cambridge Inglés
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Significado de “strengthen” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "strengthen" - Diccionario Inglés

See all translations

strengthenverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈstreŋ.θən/
B2 to make something ​stronger or more ​effective, or to ​becomestronger or more ​effective: They have been strengthening ​theirborderdefences in ​preparation for ​war. His ​battle against ​cancer has strengthened his belief in ​God. The ​accident strengthens the case for ​bettersafetymeasures at ​fairgrounds. The ​bankloan has ​greatly strengthened ​ourfinancialposition. The organization's ​aim is to strengthen the ​culturalties between ​Britain and Germany. The ​rise in US ​interestratescaused the ​dollar to strengthen (= ​increase in ​value) against all the ​Asiancurrencies.
More examples
(Definition of strengthen from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "strengthen" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

See all translations

strengthenverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈstreŋk·θən, ˈstreŋ-/

strengthen verb [I/T] (BECOME EFFECTIVE)

to ​become more ​effective, or to make something more ​effective: [T] Somehow his ​illness strengthened ​theirmarriage and ​brought them ​closer together. [T] Parents can strengthen ​ties with ​theirchildren.

strengthen verb [I/T] (BECOME POWERFUL)

to ​become more ​powerful or more ​difficult to ​break, or to make something ​stronger: [T] If something isn’t done to strengthen the ​railroadbridge, it may ​collapse. [I] The ​tone of her ​voice strengthened ​suddenly. [T] Exercise will strengthen ​yourlegs.
(Definition of strengthen from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "strengthen" - Diccionario Inglés para los negocios

See all translations


uk   us   /ˈstreŋθən/
[T] to make something more ​effective or powerful: A discussion ​paperaiming to strengthen the EU's ​competitionregime has been ​circulated amongst ​commissioners. Research and ​developmentexpenses amounted to €76m in the first six months, reflecting the company's desire to further strengthen its ​technologicalleadership. Recent efforts have been made to strengthen the role of outside ​directors.strengthen your position/performance/control Mobile ​operators need to strengthen their ​control over ​revenue and ​profit.strengthen laws/regulations/mechanisms The Oil Conservation Division is in the ​process of ​trying to strengthen ​regulations over ​oilwastepits.
[I or T] FINANCE if the ​financialposition of a ​company, ​economy, etc. strengthens, or if something strengthens it, it ​improves: Proceeds of the ​sale will be used to ​pay off existing ​debt in ​order to strengthen the ​balance sheet. Year-on-year ​GDPgrowth continued to strengthen in the first ​ strengthened (by sth) Their ​marketposition has been strengthened by the ​purchase of their ​main US ​rival.
[I or T] MONEY if a ​currency strengthens, or if something strengthens it, it ​increases in ​value compared to other ​currencies: The ​euro strengthened against the ​dollar. a strengthening ​dollar/​euro/​yen, etc.
strengthen sb's hand to ​improve someone's chances of ​success: A ​deal with JFK ​airport would strengthen our ​hand in ​winning more ​overseascontracts.
(Definition of strengthen from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de strengthen
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“strengthen” in Business English

Palabra del día

be nothing short of

used to emphasize a situation, quality, or type of behaviour

Palabra del día

Coffee culture
Coffee culture
by Colin McIntosh,
November 24, 2015
In a study published recently and widely reported in the media, researchers from Harvard University School of Public Health found that people who drink a moderate amount of coffee per day are less likely to die from a range of diseases. Good news for coffee drinkers, who make up an ever-increasing proportion

Aprende más 

climatarian adjective
climatarian adjective
November 23, 2015
choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

Aprende más