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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 弱める (yowameru)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 弱める (yowameru)

Kana: よわめる
Kanji: 弱める
Romaji: yowameru

Type: verb
Meaning: to weaken
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

対立が長引けば長引くほど、中東全域の過激派の勢力を強め、穏健派を弱めることになる。
tairitsu ga nagabikeba nagabiku hodo, chuutou zen’iki no kagekiha no seiryoku o tsuyome, onkenha o yowameru koto ni naru.
The longer the conflict drags on, the more it will strengthen the hand of extremists and weaken moderates across the Middle East.

これは、実際には事態を複雑にして、飛行禁止区域設定に向けた勢いを弱める策謀だと私は考えた。
kore wa, jissai ni wa jitai o fukuzatsu ni shite, hikou kinshi kuiki settei ni muketa ikioi o yowameru sakubou da to watashi wa kangaeta.
I thought this was actually a ploy to muddy the waters and blunt the building momentum for a no-fly zone.

弱める (yowameru)

物価を人為的に抑えても、投資を減少させ、収益を弱めるだけだ。
bukka o jin’iteki ni osaete mo, toushi o genshou sase, shuueki o yowameru dake da.
Artificially holding down increases merely reduced investment and undermined profit.

政府内で避けることのできない論争や意見の不一致が、ゆくゆくは弱めてしまうことにある友情の精神が、この時はまだあった。
seifunai de yokeru koto no dekinai ronsou ya iken no fuicchi ga, yukuyuku wa yowamete shimau koto ni aru yuujou no seishin ga, kono toki wa mada atta.
We still had that spirit of camaraderie which the inevitable disputes and disagreements of government were bound to sap.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 减弱 (jiǎnruò)
Korean: 약하게 하다 (yaghage hada)

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