Definitions for fortifyˈfɔr təˌfaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. strengthen, beef up, fortify(verb)

    make strong or stronger

    "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries"

  2. fortify, fort(verb)

    enclose by or as if by a fortification

  3. 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"

  4. fortify(verb)

    add nutrients to

    "fortified milk"

  5. spike, lace, fortify(verb)

    add alcohol to (beverages)

    "the punch is spiked!"


  1. fortify(Verb)

    To increase the defenses of.

  2. fortify(Verb)

    To impart strength or vigor to.

  3. fortify(Verb)

    To increase the effectiveness of, as by additional ingredients.

  4. fortify(Verb)

    To strengthen mentally or morally.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fortify(verb)

    to add strength to; to strengthen; to confirm; to furnish with power to resist attack

  2. Fortify(verb)

    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

  3. Fortify(verb)

    to raise defensive works

  4. Origin: [F. fortifier, L. fortificare; fortis strong + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See Fort, and -fy.]

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