Fortify

Definition of Fortify

For´ti`fy
v. t.1.To add strength to; to strengthen; to confirm; to furnish with power to resist attack.
[imp. & p. p. Fortified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fortifying.]
Timidity was fortified by pride.
- Gibbon.
Pride came to the aid of fancy, and both combined to fortify his resolution.
- Sir W. Scott.
2.To strengthen and secure by forts or batteries, or by surrounding with a wall or ditch or other military works; to render defensible against an attack by hostile forces.
v. i.1.To raise defensive works.

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