Obamacare draws fire from this segment of “conservatives” because it fortifies the other side in their holy war.
Judas cleanses the temple, sets up a new altar, and fortifies the sanctuary.
Defeat brings prudence and concentration; it ennobles and fortifies.
During the time of his delay on the Wellington fortifies the Lisbon promontory.
The evidence with which Mr. Randall fortifies his position is inconclusive.
Piety raises and fortifies the mind for trying occasions and painful events.
In other words, his will fortifies him to carry out his wishes.
True love is that which ennobles the personality, fortifies the heart, and sanctifies the existence.
He fortifies his health by exercise; I calm my cares by oblivion.
You touch there on the kernel of the social system—the secret that fortifies the individual and disciplines the million.
early 15c., "increase efficacy" (of medicine); mid-15c., "provide (a town) with walls and defenses," from Old French fortifiier (14c.) "to fortify, strengthen," from Late Latin fortificare "to strengthen, make strong," from Latin fortis "strong" (see fort) + facere "to make" (see factitious).
Sense of "to strengthen mentally or morally" is from late 15c. Meaning "add liquor or alcohol" is from 1880. Related: Fortified; fortifying.