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for·ti·fy

fortify

 
 
pronunciation:
for tih faI
part of speech: verb
inflections: fortifies, fortifying, fortified
definition: to give more strength, resistance, or energy to; reinforce.
The carpenter fortified the walls of the old barn.The warm drink fortified me.
synonyms:
brace, enrich, harden, reinforce, strengthen
similar words:
amplify, arm, augment, build up, buttress, revive, steel, sustain
derivations: fortifiable (adj.), fortifyingly (adv.), fortifier (n.)