Associations to the word «Fortify»


FORTIFY, verb. To increase the defenses of; to strengthen and secure by military works; to render defensible against an attack by hostile forces.
FORTIFY, verb. To impart strength or vigor to.
FORTIFY, verb. To increase the effectiveness of, as by additional ingredients.

Dictionary definition

FORTIFY, verb. Make strong or stronger; "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries".
FORTIFY, verb. Enclose by or as if by a fortification.
FORTIFY, verb. 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".
FORTIFY, verb. Add nutrients to; "fortified milk".
FORTIFY, verb. Add alcohol to (beverages); "the punch is spiked!".

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke