Thesaurus

fortify

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fortify

  1. 1 to prepare (oneself) mentally or emotionally Kelly fortified herself for the basketball tournament with a series of confidence-boosting exercises Synonyms of fortify brace, forearm, nerve, poise, psych (up), ready, steel, strengthen Words Related to fortify arm; harden, inure, season, toughen; bolster, boost, buoy (up), buttress, enforce, prop (up), reinforce (also reenforce), support, sustain; cheer (up), comfort, embolden, encourage, hearten, inspire; rally, rouse, stir Near Antonyms of fortify daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, psych (out), shake, unnerve; debilitate, enervate, enfeeble, prostrate, sap, soften, tire, undercut, undermine, weaken

  2. 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 of fortify beef (up), strengthen, harden, toughenWords Related to fortify anneal, temper; firm (up), tone (up); energize, invigorate, vitalize; restrengthenNear Antonyms of fortify cripple, incapacitate, paralyze; damage, harm, hurt, impair, injure; break down, wear out; sap, undercut, undermineAntonyms of fortify debilitate, enervate, enfeeble, weaken

  3. 3 to make able to withstand physical hardship, strain, or exposure bought lots of warm clothing to fortify ourselves against the cold Synonyms of fortify harden, indurate, inure, season, steel, strengthen, toughenWords Related to fortify acclimate, acclimatize, adapt, adjust; anneal, temper; invigorate, vitalize; immunize; bolster, boost, brace, buttress, enforce, forearm, prop (up), reinforce (also reenforce), support; break in, limber (up), train; accustom, condition, habituate, naturalizeNear Antonyms of fortify emasculate, enervate, enfeeble, exhaust, sap, weaken; cripple, debilitate, hamstring, incapacitate; sensitizeAntonyms of fortify soften



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