Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb fortify

5 senses of fortify

Sense 1
strengthen, beef up, fortify -- (make strong or stronger; "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries")
       => change, alter, modify -- (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")

Sense 2
fortify, fort -- (enclose by or as if by a fortification)
       => enclose, close in, inclose, shut in -- (surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence")

Sense 3
arm, build up, fortify, gird -- (prepare oneself for a military confrontation; "The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"; "troops are building up on the Iraqi border")

Sense 4
fortify -- (add nutrients to; "fortified milk")
       => add -- (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")

Sense 5
spike, lace, fortify -- (add alcohol to (beverages); "the punch is spiked!")
       => change, alter, modify -- (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")

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