Fortify meaning

fôrtə-fī
To make strong or stronger; strengthen physically, emotionally, etc.
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To fortify is defined as to make something stronger.

An example of to fortify is to add extra support to a building.

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To strengthen against attack, as by building or furnishing with forts, walls, etc.
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To support; corroborate.

To fortify an argument with statistics.

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To strengthen (wine, etc.) by adding alcohol.
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To add vitamins, minerals, etc. to (milk, etc.) so as to increase the nutritional value; enrich.
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To build military defenses.
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To increase the defenses of; to strengthen and secure by military works; to render defensible against an attack by hostile forces.
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To impart strength or vigor to.
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To increase the effectiveness of, as by additional ingredients.
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To strengthen mentally or morally.
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To make strong, as:
  • To strengthen and secure (a position) with fortifications.
  • To reinforce by adding material.
  • To impart physical strength or endurance to; invigorate.
  • To give emotional, moral, or mental strength to; encourage.
    Prayer fortified us during our crisis.
  • To strengthen or enrich (food, for example), as by adding vitamins.
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To build fortifications.
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Origin of fortify

  • Middle English fortifien from Old French fortifier from Late Latin fortificāre Latin fortis strong bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots Latin -ficāre -fy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French fortifier

    From Wiktionary