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    usage of to solidify

    One online dictionary defines the word, to solidify, below.

    to solidify - to make an agreement, plan, attitude etc more definite and less likely to change

    I would like to use it in a few sentences.

    (1) Team A scored five goals in a row which solidified its lead in the game.

    (2) The new company took a long time to solidify its reputation and credibility in the computer industry.

    (3) For some reason, Tom and Mary did not love each other as much as they did before. However, the experiences that they went through later solidified their love.

    Am I using the word correctly? Thank you for your help.

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    Re: usage of to solidify

    They all sound OK to me.

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    Re: usage of to solidify

    Quote Originally Posted by brianbrian View Post
    One online dictionary defines the word, to solidify, below.
    Please name the dictionary.

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    Re: usage of to solidify

    Thank you, Raymott. I used Longmann English Dictionary.

    Can I use "to solidify" in the following sentence?

    (4) There is a gap in the latest theory on atomic physics proposed by Professor ABC. He puts in a lot of effort to solidify all the key ideas and to tie up its loose ends.

    Am I using the word correctly in (4)? Thanks again.

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    Re: usage of to solidify

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    Re: usage of to solidify

    Quote Originally Posted by brianbrian View Post
    (1) Team A scored five goals in a row which solidified its lead in the game.
    To solidify their lead, they would have had to have scored before these five goals IMO. If they started from nil-nil and scored five, they couldn't have solidified their lead by five. If they were one-nil up at half-time and scored five more in the second half, then they would have solidified their lead by five.

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