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
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