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English verb: harden

1. harden (change) become hard or harder


SamplesThe wax hardened.


Synonymsindurate


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)calcify, callus, cure, encrust, incrust


Verb groupharden, indurate


Antonymssoften

2. harden (change) make hard or harder


SamplesThe cold hardened the butter.


Synonymsindurate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)anneal, callus, face-harden, normalize, temper


Causeharden, indurate


Verb groupharden, indurate


Antonymssoften

3. harden (change) harden by reheating and cooling in oil


SamplesTemper steel.


Synonymstemper


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)modify

4. harden (change) make fit


SamplesThis trip will season even the hardiest traveller.


Synonymsseason


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)toughen

5. harden (change) cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate


SamplesHe was inured to the cold.


Synonymsindurate, inure


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)accustom, habituate


Narrower (hyponym)brace oneself for, callous, cauterise, cauterize, prepare for, steel oneself against, steel onself for









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