HyperDic: fortify

English > 5 senses of the word fortify:
VERBchangefortify, strengthen, beef upmake strong or stronger
contactfortify, fortenclose by or as if by a fortification
competitionfortify, arm, build up, girdprepare oneself for a military confrontation
changefortifyadd nutrients to
changefortify, spike, laceadd alcohol to (beverages)
fortify > pronunciation
Soundsfao'rtihfay.
Rhymesacidify ... vilify: 78 rhymes with fay...
English > fortify: 5 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake strong or stronger.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsstrengthen, beef up
Cause tostrengthengain strength
NarrowerbattenSecure with battens
batten, batten down, secureFurnish with battens
brace, steady, stabilize, stabilisesupport or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace / brace
buttressmake stronger or defensible
confirmmake more firm
reinforce, reenforcemake stronger
restrengthenmake strong again
ruggedize, ruggediseproduce in a version designed to withstand rough usage
substantiatesolidify, firm, or strengthen
undergird, brace upmake secure underneath
vitalize, vitalisemake more lively or vigorous
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositeweakenlessen the strength of
Spanishconsolidar, fortalecer, reforzar
Catalanconsolidar, enfortir, reforçar
Nounsfortificationthe addition of an ingredient for the purpose of enrichment (as the addition of alcohol to wine or the addition of vitamins to food)
fortificationthe art or science of strengthening defenses
English > fortify: 5 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningenclose by or as if by a fortification.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymfort
NarrowerembattleFortify by furnishing with battlements for defense
trenchfortify by surrounding with trenches
Broaderenclose, close in, inclose, shut inSurround completely
Spanishamurallar, fortificar
Catalanfortificar
Nounsforta fortified defensive structure
forta fortified military post where troops / troops are stationed
fortificationdefensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
English > fortify: 5 senses > verb 3, competition
MeaningPrepare oneself for a military confrontation.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsarm, build up, gird
NarrowerforearmArm in advance of a confrontation
rearm, re-armArm anew
Oppositedisarm, demilitarize, demilitariseRemove offensive capability from
Spanisharmarse, armar
Catalanarmar-se, fortificar
Nounsforta fortified military post where troops / troops are stationed
fortificationthe art or science of strengthening defenses
English > fortify: 5 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningadd nutrients to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Categorycooking, cookery, preparationThe act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
Broaderaddmake an addition (to)
Spanishenriquecer, fortalecer, fortificar, substanciar, sustanciar
Catalanenfortir, enriquir, substanciar
Nounsfortificationthe addition of an ingredient for the purpose of enrichment (as the addition of alcohol to wine or the addition of vitamins to food)
English > fortify: 5 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningadd alcohol to (beverages).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsspike, lace
Categorycooking, cookery, preparationThe act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishalegrar, añadir alcohol, echar licor, fortalecer, fortificar
Nounsfortificationthe addition of an ingredient for the purpose of enrichment (as the addition of alcohol to wine or the addition of vitamins to food)

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