strengthen, beef up, fortify(verb)
make strong or stronger
"This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries"
enclose by or as if by a fortification
arm, build up, fortify, gird(verb)
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"
add nutrients to
spike, lace, fortify(verb)
add alcohol to (beverages)
"the punch is spiked!"
To increase the defenses of.
To impart strength or vigor to.
To increase the effectiveness of, as by additional ingredients.
To strengthen mentally or morally.
to add strength to; to strengthen; to confirm; to furnish with power to resist attack
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
to raise defensive works
Origin: [F. fortifier, L. fortificare; fortis strong + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See Fort, and -fy.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
for′ti-fī, v.t. to strengthen against attack with forts, &c.: to invigorate: to confirm:—pa.p. for′tifīed.—adj. Fortifī′able.—ns. Fortificā′tion, the art of strengthening a military position by means of defensive works: the work so constructed: that which fortifies; For′tifier. [Fr. fortifier—Low L. fortificāre—fortis, strong, facĕre, to make.]
The numerical value of fortify in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of fortify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We need to stop the wave of refugees. Examining whether to fortify the borders should not be taboo.
Unless you really need to fortify a balance sheet and get bigger, a lot of M&A activity will wait until there’s more of a discrepancy between haves and have-nots.
This response showcased American leadership at its finest on the world stage, just as we came together as a nation to fortify our domestic resilience in the face of understandable apprehension, to be sure, our tasks are far from complete ; we will keep working to meet this challenge until there are zero cases in West Africa 10 months ago and our domestic infrastructure is fully completed.
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It would be a thousand pities if women wrote like men, or lived like men, or looked like men, for if two sexes are quite inadequate, considering the vastness and variety of the world, how should we manage with one only? Ought not education to bring out and fortify the differences rather than the similarities? For we have too much likeness as it is, and if an explorer should come back and bring word of other sexes looking through the branches of other trees at other skies, nothing would be of greater service to humanity; and we should have the immense pleasure into the bargain of watching Professor X rush for his measuring-rods to prove himself superior.
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