Vocabulary List 50
(verb) to reduce the amount of work, worry, etc.
We need to hire more people to lighten the workload.
(verb) to make a rule, system, or law stricter
The government has tightened controls on imported products.
(verb) to make something increase; to increase; to intensify
The case has heightened public awareness of the problem.
(verb) to make something shorter; to become shorter
The waiting time has been shortened significantly.
(verb) to make something stronger; to become stronger
They are looking for ways to strengthen their sales team.