Synonyms and Antonyms of fortify
to prepare (oneself) mentally or emotionally
- Kelly fortified herself for the basketball tournament with a series of confidence-boosting exercises.
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
daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, psych (out), shake, unnerve
debilitate, enervate, enfeeble, prostrate, sap, soften, tire, undercut, undermine, weaken
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.
acclimate, acclimatize, adapt, adjust
bolster, boost, brace, buttress, enforce, forearm, prop (up), reinforce (also reenforce), support
break in, limber (up), train
accustom, condition, habituate, naturalize