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Another word for weaken

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Verb
  1. To lessen or deplete the nerve, energy, or strength of

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    strong

  2. To lessen the strength of by or as if by admixture

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    strong

  3. To moderate or change a position or course of action as a result of pressure

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    strong

Another word for weaken

Synonym Study

  • Undermine and sap both suggest a weakening or impairing by subtle or stealthy means authority undermined by rumors, strength sapped by disease
  • Enervate implies a lessening of force, vigor, energy, etc., as through indulgence in luxury enervated by idleness
  • Debilitate suggests a partial or temporary gradual weakening, as by disease or dissipation debilitated by alcoholic excesses
  • Weaken , the most general of these words, implies a lessening of strength, power, soundness, etc. weakened by disease, to weaken an argument