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Synonyms for toughen

Synonyms for toughen

to become or cause to become tough or strong


to make resistant to hardship, especially through continued exposure

Words related to toughen

make tough or tougher

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However, as noted, to prevent further self-trapping of land proposed to toughen penalties.
Gullit revealed: "As a manager of Chelsea I had a special way to toughen the young players up.
Foran said: "We need to toughen up and be more aggressive.
The Local Government Association (LGA) is calling on the government to toughen up legislation in the Localism Bill, currently going through Parliament, which would make the registered keeper of a car liable for littering offences in the same way they are for speeding tickets or fly-tipping.
Mjallby also said refs should toughen up in the face of criticism.
Styrene-Ethylene-Butylene-Styrene and Ethylene-Propylene elastomers grafted with maleic anhydride (SEBS-g-MA and EP-g-MA, respectively) were used to toughen the nylon-matrix composites.
Forest Service to toughen fire restrictions, beginning this weekend.
Prime Minister Tony Blair yesterday defended moves to toughen up Britain's anti-terrorism regime.
Regarding your CEO Summit analysis on Sarbanes-Oxley (January/February 2005): We have determined that public companies worried that the 109th Congress will revisit and toughen the Sarbanes-Oxley Act are in for some good news and some bad news.
Hippo Fragility is solid yet fragile in her feelings--everything hurts her and she sees insults everywhere: it's up to a rude bully to break toughen her up in this zany story.
Mukherjee, and their UC-Davis coworkers aimed to toughen a ceramic made of alumina crystals only nanometers wide.
Mosher thinks Congress should toughen the amendment's enforcement provisions as well: Right now, if USAID violates the law, it's required merely to promise to mend its ways.
All of these "preventive" measures ultimately lengthen the time it takes the skin to toughen up.