Meaning: given added strength or support; "reinforced concrete contains steel bars or metal netting"
His resolve to risk everything and go was strengthened.
This part has been strengthened by the nightly rounds of inspection.
At that moment the wind strengthened, and the flag stood straight out over the lofty walls of Sumter.
It is not in the great tragedies of life only that character is tested and strengthened and consolidated.
The Pulkovo detachment by its valorous blow has strengthened the cause of the Workers' and Peasants's Revolution.
What was it, then, that suddenly strengthened this solitary link so that the chain tautened and he felt the pull of it?
The walls were four feet high, and twenty-two inches thick, strengthened at the angles by stakes driven firmly into the ground.
Fraser went down the river and strengthened British possession by building a fourth fort--Fort George at the mouth of the Nechaco.
I resisted all the way: a new thing for me, and a circumstance which greatly strengthened the bad opinion Bessie and Miss Abbot were disposed to entertain of me.
Yet the Turkish, like the Arab, conquest wrought one important effect, the influence of which time has strengthened so that it is only second to that in the urgency of its bearing upon existing conditions.