Definitions for: Fortify

[v] make strong or stronger; "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strenghten the relations between the two countries"
[v] add alcohol beverages
[v] add nutrients to; as of foods; "fortified milk"
[v] prepare oneselg for a military confrontation; "The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"
[v] enclose by or as if by a fortification

Webster (1913) Definition: For"ti*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fortified; p. pr. &
vb. n. Fortifying.] [F. fortifier, L. fortificare; fortis
strong + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See Fort, and -fy.]
1. To add strength to; to strengthen; to confirm; to furnish
with power to resist attack.

Timidity was fortified by pride. --Gibbon.

Pride came to the aid of fancy, and both combined to
fortify his resolution. --Sir W.

2. To strengthen and secure by forts or batteries, or by
surrounding with a wall or ditch or other military works;
to render defensible against an attack by hostile forces.

For"ti*fy, v. i.
To raise defensive works. --Milton.

Synonyms: arm, beef up, build up, fort, gird, lace, spike, strengthen

Antonyms: demilitarise, demilitarize, disarm, weaken

See Also: add, alter, batten, batten down, brace, brace up, buttress, change, confirm, enclose, forearm, inclose, rearm, re-arm, reenforce, reinforce, restrengthen, ruggedise, ruggedize, secure, shut in, stabilise, stabilize, steady, substantiate, trench, undergird, vitalise, vitalize

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