Student Thesaurus

One entry found for fortify.
Entry Word: fortify
Function: verb
Text: 1 to prepare (oneself) mentally or emotionally <Kelly fortified herself for the basketball tournament with a series of confidence-boosting exercises>
Synonyms brace, forearm, nerve, ready, steel, strengthen
Related Words harden, inure, season, toughen; bolster, boost, buoy (up), buttress, prop (up), reinforce, support, sustain; embolden, encourage, hearten; rally, rouse, stir
Near Antonyms demoralize, discourage, dishearten, unnerve; debilitate, enfeeble, undermine, weaken
2 to increase the ability of (as a muscle) to exert physical force <ate another granola bar to fortify himself for the rest of the bike ride> -- see STRENGTHEN 1
3 to make able to withstand physical hardship, strain, or exposure <bought lots of warm clothing to fortify ourselves against the cold> -- see HARDEN 2