What are the difference between be strong, stay strong, keep strong, get strong, become strong, and remain strong?

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The adjective strong means the same thing in all these expressions:
having the strength, physical power or conviction to do something/ not being easily defeated

So, to see the differences in meaning, we have to examine the verbs be, stay, keep, get, become, and remain.

BE STRONG

Be refers to a state: I am strong. You are strong. He is strong. This is our present state.

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If someone is not strong, you can tell them:

  • Don’t let them make you cry. Be strong.

STAY STRONG/ REMAIN STRONG

Stay and remain are synonyms, both verbs mean being in the same state/ not changing.

If someone is strong and you would like him or her to continue being strong, you can tell them:

  • You’ve been doing so well so far. Just try to stay strong.

Stay strong is what people usually say to each other. Remain strong sounds more formal:

  • Even though she received embarrassing questions, Charlize remained strong and answered all of them.

GET STRONG/ BECOME STRONG

Both get and become mean start to be. Here are some examples of how to use get strong and become strong:

  • The illness left Sharon really weak. She needed to get stronger to be able to go back to work.
  • If you want to get really strong, you should start coming to the gym with me.
  • Christine has become such a strong woman since she left her husband.
  • What should I do to become strong?

To learn when to use get and become, read Difference between GET and BECOME with examples!
KEEP STRONG

While the verb keep is often used to mean continue/ not to stop, normally it is not used together with adjectives. It’s used together with gerunds (verb+ing): keep smiling, keep working, keep learning. It is possible to say keep being strong, but it’s not a common expression.

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