Fasten vs Strengthen - What's the difference?

fasten | strengthen |


As a noun fasten

is .

As a verb strengthen is

(lb) to make strong or stronger; to add strength to; to increase the strength of; to fortify; to reinforce.

fasten

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To attach or connect in a secure manner.
  • The sailor fastened the boat to the dock with a half-hitch.
    Fasten your seatbelts!
    Can you fasten these boards together with some nails?
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • The words Whig and Tory have been pressed to the service of many successions of parties, with very different ideas fastened to them.
  • To cause to take close effect; to make to tell; to land.
  • to fasten a blow
  • * Shakespeare
  • if I can fasten but one cup upon him

    Anagrams

    * * English ergative verbs ----

    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