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Synonyms for weaken

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.
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.
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.