Fortify - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɔːrtɪfaɪ|  American pronunciation of the word fortify
Brit.  |ˈfɔːtɪfʌɪ|  British pronunciation of the word fortify


- make strong or stronger (syn: strengthen)
- enclose by or as if by a fortification (syn: fort)
- prepare oneself for a military confrontation (syn: arm, gird)
- add nutrients to
- add alcohol to (beverages) (syn: lace, spike)


a city fortified by high walls

Support for his theories has been fortified by the results of these experiments.

He took a deep breath to fortify himself before stepping onto the stage.

Have some hot soup to fortify you against the cold.

A distinct charge is brought against you, fortified by particulars.

The town was heavily fortified.

Her position was fortified by election successes and economic recovery.

We fortified ourselves with a breakfast of bacon and eggs.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: fortify
he/she/it: fortifies
present participle: fortifying
past tense: fortified
past participle: fortified
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