Strengthen vs Assure - What's the difference?

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Strengthen is a related term of assure.


As verbs the difference between strengthen and assure

is that strengthen is (lb) to make strong or stronger; to add strength to; to increase the strength of; to fortify; to reinforce while assure is .

As an adjective assure is

insured.

As a noun assure is

insuree.

strengthen

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • (lb) To make strong or stronger; to add strength to; to increase the strength of; to fortify; to reinforce.
  • :
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:Let noble Warwick, Cobham, and the rest,/ With powerful policy strengthen themselves.
  • *1851 , Anonymous, Arthur Hamilton, and His Dog
  • *:A little hardship, and a little struggling with the rougher elements of life, will perchance but strengthen and increase his courage, and prepare him for the conflicts and struggles of after years.
  • (lb) To animate; to give moral strength to; to encourage; to fix in resolution; to hearten.
  • *(Bible), (w) iii. 28
  • *:Charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him.
  • *
  • *:"A fine man, that Dunwody, yonder," commented the young captain, as they parted, and as he turned to his prisoner. "We'll see him on in Washington some day. He is strengthening his forces now against Mr. Benton out there.."
  • (lb) To augment; to improve; to intensify.
  • (lb) To grow strong or stronger.
  • Antonyms

    * atrophy

    Derived terms

    * strengthener

    assure

    English

    Verb

    (assur)
  • To make sure and secure.
  • To give (someone) confidence in the trustworthiness of (something).
  • I assure you that the program will work smoothly when we demonstrate it to the client.
    He assured of his commitment to her happiness.
  • (obsolete) To guarantee, promise (to do something).
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , II.ii:
  • That as a law for euer should endure; / Which to obserue in word of knights they did assure .
  • To reassure.