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English verb: harden

1. harden (change) become hard or harder

SamplesThe wax hardened.


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

Broader (hypernym)change

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

Verb groupharden, indurate


2. harden (change) make hard or harder

SamplesThe cold hardened the butter.


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


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

SamplesTemper steel.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)modify

4. harden (change) make fit

SamplesThis trip will season even the hardiest traveller.


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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