Strengthen vs Verify - What's the difference?

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Strengthen is a related term of verify.


As verbs the difference between strengthen and verify

is that strengthen is (lb) to make strong or stronger; to add strength to; to increase the strength of; to fortify; to reinforce while verify is to substantiate or prove the truth of something.

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

    verify

    English

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To substantiate or prove the truth of something
  • To confirm or test the truth or accuracy of something
  • (legal) To affirm something formally, under oath
  • Derived terms

    * verification * verifiable * unverified