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  • verbmake strong and secure; add to
  • verbencourage, reassure

synonyms for fortifies

  • brace
  • build up
  • buttress
  • consolidate
  • entrench
  • protect
  • reinforce
  • secure
  • shore up
  • step up
  • strengthen
  • bulwark
  • embattle
  • garrison
  • gird
  • prepare
  • prop
  • ready
  • steel
  • support
  • charge up
  • punch up
  • soup up
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antonyms for fortifies

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  • harm
  • hurt
  • injure
  • let down
  • let go
  • loosen
  • unfasten
  • weaken
  • neglect
  • decrease
  • discourage
  • dissuade
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How to use fortifies in a sentence

Lobkowitz fortifies himself in Waidhofen; gathers Magazines there, as if towards weightier enterprises.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. XIII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
That is no folly which prepares us for reverses, and fortifies us against change and vicissitude.
GUY RIVERS: A TALE OF GEORGIAWILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS
Stilicho sends additional forces into Britain, and fortifies the coast against the Saxons.
THE GREAT EVENTS BY FAMOUS HISTORIANS, VOLUME 03VARIOUS
Serrano fortifies his position by various royal decrees and papal bulls.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XXI, 1624VARIOUS
You know how the moral force of Arthur's earnestness and enthusiasm fortifies his otherwise weak character.
THE BLACK ROBEWILKIE COLLINS
He probably also fortifies himself at the same time by taking in oxygen from the air.
BASS, PIKE, PERCH, AND OTHERSJAMES ALEXANDER HENSHALL
On the other hand, beauty restores and fortifies me like some miraculous food, like Olympian ambrosia.
AMIEL'S JOURNALHENRI-FRDRIC AMIEL
Friendship alone returns as much as it receives; it fortifies instead of enervating; it is the only passion worthy of a man.
LED ASTRAY AND THE SPHINXOCTAVE FEUILLET
Although this meditation upon mortality may soon induce in us a sense of anguish, it fortifies us in the end.
TRAGIC SENSE OF LIFEMIGUEL DE UNAMUNO
"Fortune and misfortune strengthens or fortifies one" strikes me as a natural rendering.
THE CAR THAT WENT ABROADALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
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