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Definition 1: add alcohol to (beverages) - [verb of change]

Samples where fortify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the punch is spiked!

Synonyms for fortify in the sense of this definition

(fortify is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(fortify belongs to category ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

Definition 2: make strong or stronger - [verb of change]

Samples where fortify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for fortify in the sense of this definition

(fortify is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of fortify ) secure with battens

"batten down a ship's hatches"

(... is a kind of fortify ) support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace

"brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel"

(... is a kind of fortify ) make stronger or defensible

"buttress your thesis"

(... is a kind of fortify ) make stronger

"he reinforced the concrete"

(... is a kind of fortify ) make more firm

"Confirm thy soul in self-control!"

(... is a kind of fortify ) make secure underneath

"undergird the ship"

(... is a kind of fortify ) make strong again

(... is a kind of fortify ) solidify, firm, or strengthen

"The president's trip will substantiate good relations with the former enemy country"

(... is a kind of fortify ) produce in a version designed to withstand rough usage

"Detroit ruggedized the family car"

(... is a kind of fortify ) make more lively or vigorous

"The treatment at the spa vitalized the old man"

(... is a kind of fortify ) furnish with battens

"batten ships"

(fortify causes ...) gain strength

"His body strengthened"

Definition 3: add nutrients to - [verb of change]

Samples where fortify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fortified milk

(fortify is a kind of ...) make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of

"We added two students to that dorm room" "She added a personal note to her letter" "Add insult to injury" "Add some extra plates to the dinner table"

(fortify belongs to category ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

Definition 4: prepare oneself for a military confrontation - [verb of competition]

Samples where fortify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East
  • troops are building up on the Iraqi border

Synonyms for fortify in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of fortify ) arm anew

"After the war, the defeated country was not allowed to rearm"

(... is a kind of fortify ) arm in advance of a confrontation

Definition 5: enclose by or as if by a fortification - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for fortify in the sense of this definition

(fortify is a kind of ...) surround completely

"Darkness enclosed him" "They closed in the porch with a fence"

(... is a kind of fortify ) fortify by surrounding with trenches

"He trenched his military camp"

(... is a kind of fortify ) fortify by furnishing with battlements for defense

"an embattled castle"

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