So Romney reversed course again, vowing “to fortify his communications and messaging team by adding seasoned operatives.”
And volunteers are working around the clock at Fort Tilden beach in the Rockaways to fortify sand dunes.
Next will be using the Copenhagen accord to fortify the U.S. Senate to pass a climate bill.
Throughout her testimony, she repeatedly put a slender hand to her chest and took in gulps of air to fortify herself.
Does Israel offer up any facts to fortify his incendiary charge?
Permit me, therefore, to fortify this old dogma of mine somewhat.
"The enemy are continuing to fortify the coast, Sir," said the subaltern.
When they had got rid of their defenders, their next care was to fortify themselves against the English.
A truce is then made for the purpose of burying the dead, and the Greeks fortify their camp.
Max had been ordered a pleasant preparation of malt to fortify his little system during his convalescence, and Lynn an iron tonic.
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.