Definition of cement verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    cement

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
     
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  1. 1[often passive] cement A and B (together) to join two things together using cement, glue, etc.
  2. 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.
  3. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French ciment (noun), cimenter (verb), from Latin caementum ‘quarry stone’, from caedere ‘hew’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cement