Translation of strengthen in Spanish:


fortalecer, v.

Pronunciation /ˈstrɛŋ(k)θən/ /ˈstrɛŋθ(ə)n/ /ˈstrɛŋkθ(ə)n/

See Spanish definition of fortalecer

transitive verb

  • 1

    (muscle/limb/teeth) fortalecer
    (wall/furniture/glass) reforzar
    • It spreads and strengthens and multiplies until it smothers anything trying to stifle it.
    • Nicotine is the substance that reinforces and strengthens the desire to smoke.
    • It strengthens muscles and increases endurance, which is very important during labour.
    • Tackle dog attacks and illegal breeding by increasing penalties and strengthening enforcement.
    • But, fair enough, there is a strong case for strengthening the links in a more systematic way.
    • On the contrary most people are told daily that fluoride prevents tooth decay and strengthens the bones.
    • The wind strengthened further, but several pulls suggested a fish would soon be landed.
    • It reinforces and strengthens the power and influence of those who are fluent in the hegemonic language.
    • This may be our seventh win of the year, but it only strengthens our resolve to win more.
    • Middlesbrough have made some fine investments and strengthened an already strong squad.
    • It is strengthened by being reinforced by multiple people who accept its reality.
    • Positive reinforcement is the delivery of a stimulus that strengthens the behavior.
    • Why have we not returned there in order to feel stronger and to further strengthen the land that strengthens us?
    • If increasing the number of stores strengthens the company then he will continue to open more, he says.
    • The game, however, was played in constant rain and wind that strengthened as the match progressed.
    • But you see that the wind has strengthened and the branch of a tree has touched the glass.
    • It strengthens the legal framework governing community rights to timber and other forest products.
    • If voting strengthens the legitimacy of the regime this time, it had done the exact same thing four and eight years ago.
    • At the end of the day, this strengthens its spirit, and this strength allows it to overcome its difficulties.
    • The wanton destructiveness of modern warfare strengthens this obligation.
  • 2

    (movement/faith/love) fortalecer
    (support) aumentar
    (support) acrecentar
    (position) fortalecer
    (position) afianzar
    (position) consolidar
    defeat only strengthened his determination la derrota no hizo más que redoblar / intensificar su determinación
    • this has strengthened my conviction that … esto me ha convencido aún más de que …
    • this could strengthen the chances / prospects of an early summit meeting esto podría aumentar las probabilidades de una cumbre anticipada

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (limb/muscle) fortalecerse
    (opposition/support) aumentar
    (opposition/support) acrecentarse
  • 2

    (prices) afianzarse
    (currency/economy) fortalecerse