- 1[often passive] cement A and B (together) to join two things together using cement, glue, etc.
- 2cement something to make a relationship, an agreement, etc. stronger synonym strengthen The President's visit was intended to cement the alliance between the two countries. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French ciment (noun), cimenter (verb), from Latin caementum
BrE BrE//sɪˈment//; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈment//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cement
BrE BrE//sɪˈment//; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈment//he / she / it cements
BrE BrE//sɪˈments//; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈments//past simple cemented
BrE BrE//sɪˈmentɪd//; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈmentɪd//past participle cemented
BrE BrE//sɪˈmentɪd//; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈmentɪd//-ing form cementing
BrE BrE//sɪˈmentɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈmentɪŋ//