fortify

If you add nutrients to something you fortify it. Food scientists have found ways to fortify cereal, but in addition to vitamins C and D, they usually add a lot of sugar.

If you strengthen your defenses, you fortify them, perhaps by adding more arms or increasing your defensive walls. Sometimes the defenses you fortify will be tangible and sometimes the word is used metaphorically to mean give courage. If a castle was originally vulnerable to attack, the owner might fortify it by adding a moat — and maybe filling it with crocodiles. If you're nervous about giving a speech, you should fortify yourself with a pep talk first.

Definitions of fortify
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v make strong or stronger

Synonyms:
beef up, strengthen
Antonyms:
weaken
lessen the strength of
Types:
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vitalise, vitalize
make more lively or vigorous
ruggedise, ruggedize
produce in a version designed to withstand rough usage
substantiate
solidify, firm, or strengthen
restrengthen
make strong again
brace up, undergird
make secure underneath
confirm
make more firm
reenforce, reinforce
make stronger
buttress
make stronger or defensible
brace, stabilise, stabilize, steady
support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace
batten
secure with battens
batten, batten down, secure
furnish with battens
buttress
reinforce with a buttress
line
reinforce with fabric
bolster, bolster up
support and strengthen
ballast
make steady with a ballast
guy
steady or support with a guy wire or cable
mine
lay mines
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v add nutrients to

fortified milk”
Type of:
add
make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of

v add alcohol to (beverages)

Synonyms:
lace, spike
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v enclose by or as if by a fortification

Synonyms:
fort
Types:
trench
fortify by surrounding with trenches
embattle
fortify by furnishing with battlements for defense
Type of:
close in, enclose, inclose, shut in
surround completely

v prepare oneself for a military confrontation

Synonyms:
arm, build up, gird
Antonyms:
demilitarise, demilitarize, disarm
remove offensive capability from
Types:
re-arm, rearm
arm anew
forearm
arm in advance of a confrontation

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