Synonyms of fortify in English:

fortify


See definition of fortify

verb

1‘the knights fortified their citadel as a defence against raids’

SYNONYMS

build defences round, strengthen with defensive works, secure, protect, surround

rare embattle, rampart, mound

2‘such a timber enclosure may have been fortified by a masonry wall’

SYNONYMS

strengthen, reinforce, toughen, consolidate, bolster, shore up, brace, buttress, stiffen, support, hold up

ANTONYMS

weaken

3‘he fortified himself with a large tot of rum’

SYNONYMS

invigorate, strengthen, energize, enliven, liven up, animate, vitalize, rejuvenate, restore, revive, refresh

galvanize, dynamize, fire up, rouse, motivate, boost, perk up, stimulate, inspire, pick up, embolden, give courage to, encourage, cheer, hearten, buoy up, reassure, make confident, brace, sustain

informal pep up, buck up, give a shot in the arm to

rare activate, inspirit

ANTONYMS

sedate, subdue

4‘fortified wine’

SYNONYMS

add alcohol to, add spirits to, strengthen

ANTONYMS

dilute

5‘breakfast cereals are fortified with vitamins’

SYNONYMS

add minerals to, add vitamins to, boost, improve

informal beef up