Synonyms for (verb) weaken

Synonyms: weaken

Definition: become weaker

Usage: The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days

Similar words: fall, lessen, diminish, decrease

Definition: decrease in size, extent, or range

Usage: The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester; The cabin pressure fell dramatically; her weight fell to under a hundred pounds; his voice fell to a whisper


Synonyms: weaken

Definition: lessen the strength of

Usage: The fever weakened his body

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: step down, weaken, de-escalate

Definition: reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of

Usage: de-escalate a crisis

Similar words: lessen, minify, decrease

Definition: make smaller

Usage: He decreased his staff


Synonyms: weaken, break, soften, damp, dampen

Definition: lessen in force or effect

Usage: soften a shock; break a fall

Similar words: deaden, blunt

Definition: make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation

Usage: Terror blunted her feelings; deaden a sound


Synonyms: sabotage, counteract, countermine, weaken, undermine, subvert

Definition: destroy property or hinder normal operations

Usage: The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war

Similar words: disobey

Definition: refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient

Usage: He disobeyed his supervisor and was fired