to prepare (oneself) mentally or emotionally <Kelly fortified herself for the basketball tournament with a series of confidence-boosting exercises> Related Words arm
Near Antonyms daunt
to increase the ability of (as a muscle) to exert physical force <he downed another granola bar to fortify himself for the rest of the bike ride>
to make able to withstand physical hardship, strain, or exposure <bought lots of warm clothing to fortify ourselves against the cold> Related Words acclimate
; break in
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