fortify


fortify

verb

Definition of FORTIFY

1
to prepare (oneself) mentally or emotionally <Kelly fortified herself for the basketball tournament with a series of confidence-boosting exercises>
2
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>
Synonyms beef (up), fortify, harden, toughen
3
to make able to withstand physical hardship, strain, or exposure <bought lots of warm clothing to fortify ourselves against the cold>
Antonyms soften

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