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4 definitions found
 for fortify
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fortify \For"ti*fy\, v. i.
     To raise defensive works. --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fortify \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.
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              Timidity was fortified by pride.      --Gibbon.
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              Pride came to the aid of fancy, and both combined to
              fortify his resolution.               --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fortify
      v 1: make strong or stronger; "This exercise will strengthen
           your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two
           countries" [syn: strengthen, beef up, fortify] [ant:
           weaken]
      2: enclose by or as if by a fortification [syn: fortify,
         fort]
      3: prepare oneself for a military confrontation; "The U.S. is
         girding for a conflict in the Middle East"; "troops are
         building up on the Iraqi border" [syn: arm, build up,
         fortify, gird] [ant: demilitarise, demilitarize,
         disarm]
      4: add nutrients to; "fortified milk"
      5: add alcohol to (beverages); "the punch is spiked!" [syn:
         spike, lace, fortify]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  126 Moby Thesaurus words for "fortify":
     add to, adulterate, affirm, animate, arm, armor, armor-plate,
     arouse, attest, augment, authenticate, back, back up, bank,
     barricade, bastardize, battle, bear out, beef up, blockade,
     bolster, boost, brace, brace up, brisk, brisken, buck up, bulwark,
     buoy, buttress, case harden, castellate, certify, cheer, chirk up,
     circumstantiate, confirm, contaminate, corroborate, corrupt,
     crenellate, cut, debase, denaturalize, denature, dig in, dilute,
     doctor, doctor up, document, embattle, embolden, encourage,
     energize, enhance, enliven, enrich, entrench, exhilarate, fence,
     fresh up, freshen, freshen up, garrison, gird, harden, hearten,
     increase, invigorate, lace, man, man the garrison, mine, nerve,
     palisade, perk up, pick up, pollute, prepare, probate, prop, prove,
     quicken, rally, ratify, ready, reanimate, reassure, recreate,
     recruit, refresh, refreshen, regale, reinforce, reinvigorate,
     renew, restore, restrengthen, revive, revivify, rouse, secure,
     set up, shore up, spike, steel, stiffen, stimulate, stir,
     strengthen, substantiate, supplement, support, sustain,
     tamper with, temper, toughen, undergird, uphold, validate, verify,
     vivify, wall, warrant, water, water down
  
  

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