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beef up, fortify, strengthen
v. make strong or stronger; "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries"
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excite, stimulate
v. act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates"
assuage, palliate, alleviate, relieve
v. provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"
help
v. improve; change for the better; "New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture"
augment
v. enlarge or increase; "The recent speech of the president augmented tensions in the Near East"
invigorate, quicken
v. give life or energy to; "The cold water invigorated him"
bolster up, bolster
v. support and strengthen; "bolster morale"
deepen, heighten, compound, intensify
v. make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions"
enhance
v. make better or more attractive; "This sauce will enhance the flavor of the meat"
slack, abate, slake
v. make less active or intense
intensify
v. make the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between light and dark
mollify, season, temper
v. make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate; "she tempered her criticism"
blandish, flatter
v. praise somewhat dishonestly
bulwark
v. defend with a bulwark
sustain, nurture, nourish
v. provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"
assure, reassure
v. cause to feel sure; give reassurance to; "The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe"
embolden, recreate, hearten, cheer
v. give encouragement to
encourage
v. inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
suit, become
v. enhance the appearance of; "Mourning becomes Electra"; "This behavior doesn't suit you!"
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weaken
v. lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body"
thin out, cut, reduce, thin, dilute
v. lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon"
rarefy, attenuate
v. weaken the consistency of (a chemical substance)
reduce
v. destress and thus weaken a sound when pronouncing it
enervate
v. weaken mentally or morally
discourage
v. deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged
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