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To become more definite, or to make something more definite - thesaurus

Synonyms

make certain

to take action in order to be sure that something happens or to be sure that it is true

beyond (any) doubt

to make the result of something certain

confirm

verb

to tell someone, usually by writing or telephoning, that something will definitely happen at the time or in the way that has been arranged

crystallize

verb

to become definite or easily understood, or to make something definite or easily understood

gel

verb

if a thought or idea gels, it becomes clearer or more definite

solidify

verb

to become more definite, or to make something more definite

assure

verb

formal to tell someone that something will definitely happen or is definitely true, especially in order to remove doubt about it

underline

verb

to show clearly that something is important or true

reinforce

verb

to make a situation, process, or type of behaviour stronger and more likely to continue

strengthen

verb

to make a feeling, decision, relationship etc stronger or more powerful

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cement

verb

to make a relationship, idea etc stronger or more certain

clinch it (for someone)

to make you decide to do something that you were already thinking about

consolidate

verb

to make the power, position, or achievements you already have stronger or more effective so that they are likely to continue

crystallise

a British spelling of crystallize

firm

verb

to become less likely to change

firm up

to become more definite, or to make something more definite

intensify

verb

if something intensifies, or if you intensify it, it becomes greater, stronger, or more extreme

ossify

verb

formal if a belief, idea, organization etc ossifies, or if something ossifies it, it becomes fixed and will not change

set/put the seal on something

to make something definite

sharpen

verb

to become or to make something stronger or more noticeable

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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