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Synonyms for weaken

to lessen or deplete the nerve, energy, or strength of

to lessen the strength of by or as if by admixture

to moderate or change a position or course of action as a result of pressure

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By ratifying divorce, permissive annulment cannot help but weaken the resolve of committed Catholics to keep less than perfect marriages together.
economy will tend, if anything, to weaken not strengthen the dollar in foreign exchange markets.
The next step is to weaken the nonwoven web at a plurality of locations, creating many weakened, melt-stabilized locations and then to apply a tensioning force to the nonwoven web to cause it to rupture at the weakened, melt-stabilized locations.
The apex bank said that it was expecting the rouble to weaken by 3 to 7 percent in 2015.
If wintertime warming in the future reduces the formation of sea ice, it will weaken the salty current beneath the ice shelf and inhibit melting, suggests Nicholls.
Los Angeles schools Superintendent Ruben Zacarias said Tuesday that he will not discipline the lawyer or lobbyists who were involved in trying to weaken environmental protections on new school sites.
The shekel dropped the most in almost three months after the Bank of Israel bought US dollars for the third time in a week in a bid to weaken the currency.
Weaken recycling of Japanese capital and increase pressures to repatriate financial savings back to support restructuring activities in Japan.
Federal Bureau of Reclamation engineers recently determined that the dam is safe for continued operation but recommended modifications to reduce the chance that the dam's earthen core could weaken during a major quake, said John Johnson, general manager of the Casitas Municipal Water District, which operates the dam.
The new discovery suggests that the field must weaken before switching polarity -- an idea that scientists had proposed previously but had found little data to support.
As a result, lease adjusted leverage and coverage are anticipated to weaken from current levels of 3.
Unable to weaken the state's ``three strikes'' law, Senate Democrats have resorted to blocking creation of any new classes of felonies - including tougher laws for habitual drunken drivers, suspected sex offenders and perpetrators of domestic violence.
At his sentencing, Zelig read passages from the Bible and compared Eileen Zelig's actions to Delilah's attempts to weaken Samson.
Fitch believes that bondholders will likely be negatively affected by his board membership as the potential changes in financial policies will likely increase leverage and further weaken Blockbuster's credit profile.