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fortify

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fortifyfor‧ti‧fy /ˈfɔːtɪfaɪ $ ˈfɔːr-/ verb (fortified, fortifying, fortifies) [transitive]  1 TBDEFENDto build towers, walls etc around an area or city in order to defend it The town was heavily fortified.2 INCREASE IN ACTIVITY, FEELINGS ETCto encourage an attitude or feeling and make it stronger syn strengthen Her position was fortified by election successes and economic recovery.3 STRONG PERSON written to make someone feel physically or mentally strongerfortify yourself (with something) We fortified ourselves with a breakfast of bacon and eggs.4 DFto make food or drinks more healthy by adding vitamins to them fortified breakfast cerealsbe fortified with something foods fortified with vitamin B Grammar Fortify is usually passive in this meaning.
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fortifyDislike of party lists is often fortified by dark suspicions about the quality of the candidates they supposedly include.The occupying forces generally stay within their heavily fortified garrisons for fear of attack.Concrete blocks were piled high to fortify the government center.Henry claimed custody of the child but her kinsmen fortified their castles and refused to hand her over.Almost immediately this treaty was transgressed by the construction of fortified trading posts on the Platte River and along the Oregon Trail.fortify yourself (with something)In the task of fortifying oneself with supportive personal relationships, compadrazgo offers extensive manipulative opportunities.These two areas of dispute sustained and fortified each other throughout the eighteen months of Baldwin's unease.He ordered a pot of coffee to fortify himself and stepped into his shower.A bottle of whisky did the rounds while they fortified themselves for the count.Leading sixty warriors stripped for battle to McNall's cabin, where several families had fortified themselves, Joseph repeated his warning.No, the best he could do was to fortify himself with the Nielson family, and wait a century or two.
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Verb table
fortify
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfortify
he, she, itfortifies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfortified
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave fortified
he, she, ithas fortified
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad fortified
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill fortify
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have fortified
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam fortifying
he, she, itis fortifying
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you, we, theyare fortifying
Past
I, he, she, itwas fortifying
you, we, theywere fortifying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been fortifying
he, she, ithas been fortifying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been fortifying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be fortifying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been fortifying
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