Synonyms for fortify

Grammar : Verb
Spell : fawr-tuh-fahy
Phonetic Transcription : ˈfɔr təˌfaɪ

Top 10 synonyms for fortify Other synonyms for the word fortify

Définition of fortify

Origin :
  • early 15c., "increase efficacy" (of medicine); mid-15c., "provide (a town) with walls and defenses," from Old French fortifiier (14c.) "to fortify, strengthen," from Late Latin fortificare "to strengthen, make strong," from Latin fortis "strong" (see fort) + facere "to make" (see factitious).
  • Sense of "to strengthen mentally or morally" is from late 15c. Meaning "add liquor or alcohol" is from 1880. Related: Fortified; fortifying.
  • verb make strong and secure; add to
  • verb encourage, reassure
Example sentences :
  • To justify and fortify myself I thought how badly my husband had behaved to me.
  • Extract from : « The Woman Thou Gavest Me » by Hall Caine
  • That name seemed to fortify them against the scouts of passion.
  • Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine
  • Do you think these are the men who are likely to fortify and maintain your title to the crown?
  • Extract from : « The Historical Nights' Entertainment » by Rafael Sabatini
  • "The enemy are continuing to fortify the coast, Sir," said the subaltern.
  • Extract from : « Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 30, 1914 » by Various
  • A truce is then made for the purpose of burying the dead, and the Greeks fortify their camp.
  • Extract from : « The Iliad of Homer (1873) » by Homer
  • And indeed the aspect of the princely abode had something about it to fortify his hope.
  • Extract from : « The Nabob » by Alphonse Daudet
  • As soon as they reached the houses they began to fortify them.
  • Extract from : « Through Three Campaigns » by G. A. Henty
  • Why had she not been allowed time, opportunity, to fortify herself!
  • Extract from : « The Spinner's Book of Fiction » by Various
  • Jan. 29—Turks fortify Erzerum, and order civilians to depart.
  • Extract from : « Current History, A Monthly Magazine » by New York Times
  • Mezentius halted and attempted to fortify himself on a hill.
  • Extract from : « Romulus, Makers of History » by Jacob Abbott

Antonyms for fortify

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