Fortify Synonyms and Antonyms

fôr'tə-fī'

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Synonyms for Fortify

To gladden; to make cheerful; often with up.
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To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain.
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Sustain is defined as to support something or to endure a trial or hardship.
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Steel is defined as to make with the strong substance made of iron and carbon, or to make something strong or tough or unfeeling.
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An area dominated or occupied by a special group or distinguished by a special quality:
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To pull or pass through; intertwine:
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To make fixed, settled, or less subject to change:
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(Idiomatic) To strengthen.
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Encourage is defined as to give someone hope, confidence or support.
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To prop up; bolster
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To strengthen (a military force) with additional personnel or equipment.
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To make certain; ensure:
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To encircle or fasten with a belt or band
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To cause to be ready.
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To reaffirm the establishment of (a reservation or advance arrangement).
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(Idiomatic) to strengthen or reinforce; to add substance to
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(Military) To render (a gun) unusable by driving a metal spike into its touch hole.
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enclose by or as if by a fortification
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To get ready; make preparations.
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To prepare a tool or a weapon for action; to activate.
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To shut (oneself) in by means of a barricade, as for protection or privacy.
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Built with turrets and battlements, like a castle
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One that upholds or defends something, as against neglect or unpopularity:
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A heavily reinforced building used for launch operations of missiles and space launch vehicles.
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An underground fortification, often with a concrete projection above ground level for observation or gun emplacements.
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A large fortified building or group of buildings with thick walls, usually dominating the surrounding country.
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A fortified position offering protection from enfilading and other fire.
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(Slang) To engage in stealing, especially shoplifting or pickpocketing.
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(Physics) To increase the amount of one or more radioactive isotopes in (a material, especially a nuclear fuel).
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Entrench is defined as to surround or securely establish, or to invade personal space.
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Invigorate is defined as to give strength or energy, or to instill with excitement and energy.
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(Geology) A type of crescent-shaped dune blown up along a lake basin, especially in dry areas of Australia. [from 20th c.]
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A line of lofty steep cliffs, usually along a river.
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An embankment of earth along the back of a trench, as to protect against fire from the rear
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(Usually in the plural) A steep bank of a river or gorge.
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A defensive fortification work in the shape of a V.
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A reduction or curtailment; often referring to a business or government agency cutting back operations or laying off workers.
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A defensive barrier made of strong posts or timbers driven upright side by side into the ground.
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To prepare for battle; array.
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(Elec.) To supply voltage or current to (a circuit, component, etc.)
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To supply with staff or crew (of either sex).
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To equip or furnish with necessary provisions, accessories, etc.; fit out
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To give heart to; to encourage, urge on, cheer, give confidence to.
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To embolden is to cheer someone on, to give someone courage or confidence or to make text bold.
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The part of a ship's side that is above the upper deck.
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The line of works forming the main enclosure of a fortress.
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The ability of a dye to withstand fading
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A breastwork outside a fortification, to defend approaches, etc.
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A gallery, loft, etc. crossing a building
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Antonyms for Fortify

To make or become weak or weaker.
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To bring (a country) under control by force.
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To advise or persuade (a person) to refrain
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To prevent (someone) from a purpose or course of action by persuasion:
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(Intransitive) Of a quantity, to become smaller.
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(Intransitive) To be painful.
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To offend (one's feelings, pride, etc.); wound
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Words Related to Fortify

Simple past tense and past participle of prepare
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In a strong manner; greatly, severely, vigorously, etc.
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To provide a supplement to; add to, esp. so as to make up for a lack or deficiency
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To guard from attack; keep from harm or danger; protect
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Find another word for fortify. In this page you can discover 68 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for fortify, like: cheer, support, sustain, weaken, strengthen, fortification, steel, stronghold, lace, harden and gird (or gird up) one's loins.