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English verb: fortify

1. fortify (change) make strong or stronger


SamplesThis exercise will strengthen your upper body.
Strengthen the relations between the two countries.


Synonymsbeef up, strengthen


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)batten, batten, batten down, brace, brace up, buttress, confirm, reenforce, reinforce, restrengthen, ruggedise, ruggedize, secure, stabilise, stabilize, steady, substantiate, undergird, vitalise, vitalize


Causestrengthen


Antonymsweaken

2. fortify (contact) enclose by or as if by a fortification


Synonymsfort


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)close in, enclose, inclose, shut in


Narrower (hyponym)embattle, trench

3. fortify (competition) prepare oneself for a military confrontation


SamplesThe U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East.
Troops are building up on the Iraqi border.


Synonymsarm, build up, gird


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Narrower (hyponym)forearm, re-arm, rearm


Antonymsdisarm, demilitarise, demilitarize

4. fortify (change) add nutrients to


SamplesFortified milk.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)add


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

5. fortify (change) add alcohol to (beverages)


SamplesThe punch is spiked!.


Synonymslace, spike


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation









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