Synonyms for harden:
hold to, acclimate, cleave to, fortification.
confirm, hold on to, stick to.
Sense 5 (noun)
hold to, confirm, cleave to, hold out for.
Sense 6 (noun)
Usage examples for harden:
- They were fixed like a bird's in expression, incapable of warming or softening, yet one did not miss the impression that they could brighten and harden, even to shining in the dark. - "She Buildeth Her House", Will Comfort.
- Such a struggle would harden groups of men together in some sort of functional relation, and these groups would then become the vested interests of the guild socialist society. - "Public Opinion", Walter Lippmann.
- At your age, Dr. Harden? - "The Blue Germ", Martin Swayne.