Weaken synonyms

wē'kən
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(Law) To claim incapacity as setting aside or preventing enforcement of (a deed or contract).
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(Intransitive) To become faded; to grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant.
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To become weak or faint; lose strength; languish
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To bring out or develop completely; to discuss thoroughly; as, to exhaust a subject.
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(Archaic) To underrate; underestimate
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To become weaker
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To make (a quantity) smaller.
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To become sicker after partial recovery from an illness.
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To undermine the morale of someone (often soften up).
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To make something less severe or tense.
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To decline, as in strength or effectiveness:
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(Intransitive) Said of a time period that comes to an end.
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To fall apart; to disintegrate.
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To waver.
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To walk lamely, especially with irregularity, as if favoring one leg.
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(By extension) To run through from first to last; to repeat like a schoolboy declining a noun.
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The definition of abate means to become less or lower in amount or force than at a prior time.
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To walk,move or stand unsteadily or falteringly; threatening to fall.
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To feel great fear or anxiety
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To mark with a flag, especially to indicate the importance of something.
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To faint is defined as to pass out or to lose consciousness for a period of time.
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To become weaker
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(Idiomatic) Decelerate.
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To remove something by washing.
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(Chemistry) To decrease the valence of (an atom) by adding electrons.
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To reduce to a minimum; decrease to the least possible amount, degree, etc.
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(Medicine) To partially or completely remove a nerve.
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Cripple is defined as to disable or make unable to function properly.
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To take away characteristics traditionally associated with masculinity, such as courage or strength:
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To destroy the strength or force of; weaken
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To remove the testicles of a male; geld or emasculate.
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To diminish or destroy the strength or vitality of.
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To weaken, injure, or impair, often by degrees or imperceptibly; sap:
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To cause to weaken, be damaged, or diminish, as in quality:
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To deprive of strength; make feeble.
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Unnerve is defined as to cause fear or loss of confidence.
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To make unable or unfit; esp., to make incapable of normal activity; disable
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Thin means in a slender or narrow way.
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To make thinner or less concentrated by adding a liquid such as water.
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To make weaker
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(US, intransitive) To wash one's hands and/or face, often around mealtimes.
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To renew in the mind; recall:
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To animate; to give moral strength to; to encourage; to fix in resolution; to hearten.
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Straighten is to make something orderly or unwavy.
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To cause to move more rapidly; hasten
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Animate is defined as to bring to life.
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(Electronics) To reduce the amplitude of an electrical signal with little or no distortion.
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To impair the soundness, goodness, or value of; to harm or cause destruction.
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To make feeble; to weaken.
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To prevent the success of; thwart:
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To deplete is defined as to diminish or use up the supply of something.
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To lower in spirits; deject.
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(Intransitive) To grow worse; to be impaired in quality; to degenerate.
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(Music) To reduce (a perfect or a minor interval) by a half step
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To disable is defined as to make something not work that was working before, or to injure someone in a way that makes them unable to do something.
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To make invalid. Especially applied to contract law.
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To be or become weak or feeble; lose strength or vigor:
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To make less; to diminish; to reduce.
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To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of
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To impair the progress or functioning of; make inoperative or powerless:
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To sink, bend, or curve, esp. in the middle, from weight or pressure
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To undermine the foundations of (a fortification).
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Tire is defined as becoming weary or in need of rest, or to lose interest.
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(Intransitive, idiomatic) To accumulate, to pile up, to increase in stages.
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(Intransitive) To lose good or desirable qualities.
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To become lower in value or amount; lessen, as prices, funds, etc.
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To use up or spend without real need, gain, or purpose; squander
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To lose strength or power
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To untie, disassemble, or loosen:
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To salivate in anticipation of food:
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To reduce pressure; to become less serious
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To relent is to become less severe, to soften in attitude or temper, or to give up on an intense position.
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To make or become less tense, taut, or firm; loosen:
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To produce
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To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
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In a strong manner; greatly, severely, vigorously, etc.
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To reverse the effect of escalation on (something); reduce or lessen in scope, magnitude, etc.
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reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of
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(Intransitive) To become damp; to deaden.
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To restrain or check; discourage:
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To interrupt; to destroy the continuity of; to dissolve or terminate.
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Sabotage is defined as to intentionally destroy something.
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To counteract is to act in opposition to or against some force in order to neutralize the force.
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Subvert is defined as to overthrow, destroy or undermine.
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Lose is defined as to wind up without something or to fail in a competition.
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Droop is defined as to hang down, bend down or to lose strength.
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To become weaker
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(Intransitive) To break or separate into pieces; to disintegrate or come apart.
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(Intransitive, idiomatic) To become insane; to suffer a mental breakdown.
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To deprive of richness or strength:
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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
Find another word for weaken. In this page you can discover 106 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for weaken, like: stultify, fade, wilt, exhaust, extenuate, become disheartened, decrease, relapse, soften, relax and fail.