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An elite class that is free to operate without limits - whether limits imposed by the rule of law or fear of the responses from those harmed by their behavior - is an elite class that will plunder, degrade, and cheat at will, and act endlessly to fortify its own power.
Glenn Greenwald

Meaning of "fortify" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FORTIFY

From Old French fortifier, from Late Latin fortificāre, from Latin fortis strong + facere to make.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FORTIFY

fortify  [ˈfɔːtɪˌfaɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FORTIFY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fortify is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb fortify in English.

WHAT DOES FORTIFY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Fortify

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Definition of fortify in the English dictionary

The first definition of fortify in the dictionary is to make defensible, as by building walls, digging trenches, etc. Other definition of fortify is to strengthen physically, mentally, or morally. Fortify is also to strengthen, support, or reinforce.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FORTIFY

PRESENT

Present
I fortify
you fortify
he/she/it fortifies
we fortify
you fortify
they fortify
Present continuous
I am fortifying
you are fortifying
he/she/it is fortifying
we are fortifying
you are fortifying
they are fortifying
Present perfect
I have fortified
you have fortified
he/she/it has fortified
we have fortified
you have fortified
they have fortified
Present perfect continuous
I have been fortifying
you have been fortifying
he/she/it has been fortifying
we have been fortifying
you have been fortifying
they have been fortifying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I fortified
you fortified
he/she/it fortified
we fortified
you fortified
they fortified
Past continuous
I was fortifying
you were fortifying
he/she/it was fortifying
we were fortifying
you were fortifying
they were fortifying
Past perfect
I had fortified
you had fortified
he/she/it had fortified
we had fortified
you had fortified
they had fortified
Past perfect continuous
I had been fortifying
you had been fortifying
he/she/it had been fortifying
we had been fortifying
you had been fortifying
they had been fortifying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will fortify
you will fortify
he/she/it will fortify
we will fortify
you will fortify
they will fortify
Future continuous
I will be fortifying
you will be fortifying
he/she/it will be fortifying
we will be fortifying
you will be fortifying
they will be fortifying
Future perfect
I will have fortified
you will have fortified
he/she/it will have fortified
we will have fortified
you will have fortified
they will have fortified
Future perfect continuous
I will have been fortifying
you will have been fortifying
he/she/it will have been fortifying
we will have been fortifying
you will have been fortifying
they will have been fortifying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would fortify
you would fortify
he/she/it would fortify
we would fortify
you would fortify
they would fortify
Conditional continuous
I would be fortifying
you would be fortifying
he/she/it would be fortifying
we would be fortifying
you would be fortifying
they would be fortifying
Conditional perfect
I would have fortify
you would have fortify
he/she/it would have fortify
we would have fortify
you would have fortify
they would have fortify
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been fortifying
you would have been fortifying
he/she/it would have been fortifying
we would have been fortifying
you would have been fortifying
they would have been fortifying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you fortify
we let´s fortify
you fortify
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to fortify
Past participle
fortified
Present Participle
fortifying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FORTIFY


beautify
ˈbjuːtɪˌfaɪ
brutify
ˈbruːtɪˌfaɪ
certify
ˈsɜːtɪˌfaɪ
desertify
dɪˈzɜːtɪˌfaɪ
frutify
ˈfruːtɪˌfaɪ
identifier
aɪˈdɛntɪˌfaɪ
identify
aɪˈdɛntɪˌfaɪ
justify
ˈdʒʌstɪˌfaɪ
mattify
ˈmætɪˌfaɪ
mortify
ˈmɔːtɪˌfaɪ
notify
ˈnəʊtɪˌfaɪ
objectify
əbˈdʒɛktɪˌfaɪ
prettify
ˈprɪtɪˌfaɪ
quantify
ˈkwɒntɪˌfaɪ
ratify
ˈrætɪˌfaɪ
recertify
riːˈsɜːtɪˌfaɪ
rectify
ˈrɛktɪˌfaɪ
refortify
riːˈfɔːtɪˌfaɪ
stratify
ˈstrætɪˌfaɪ
testify
ˈtɛstɪˌfaɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FORTIFY

forthy
forties
fortieth
fortifiable
fortification
fortified
fortified pa
fortified wine
fortifier
fortifies
fortifyingly
fortilage
fortis
fortissimo
fortississimo
fortitude
fortitudinous
fortlet
fortnight
fortnightlies

WORDS THAT END LIKE FORTIFY

acetify
beatify
compactify
decertify
demystify
flintify
fructify
interstratify
left-justify
misidentify
moistify
mystify
overidentify
prenotify
presanctify
rejustify
right-justify
sanctify
stultify
unsanctify

Synonyms and antonyms of fortify in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FORTIFY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «fortify» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of fortify

Translation of «fortify» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FORTIFY

Find out the translation of fortify to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fortify from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fortify» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 巩固 >
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fortalecer
570 millions of speakers

English

fortify
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मज़बूत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تحصين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

укрепить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fortalecer
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বলাধান করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fortifier
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memperkuatkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

befestigen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

防備を固める
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

강화하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nggedhekake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

làm mạnh thêm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பலப்படுத்துகிறது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दृढ करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kuvvetlendirmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fortificare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wzmocnić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зміцнити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fortifica
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

οχυρώσουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

versterk
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

befästa
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

befeste
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fortify

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FORTIFY»

The term «fortify» is quite widely used and occupies the 50.981 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FORTIFY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «fortify» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «fortify» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fortify

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7 QUOTES WITH «FORTIFY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word fortify.
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Judith Butler
Obama's failure to close Guantanamo is yet another instance where the rhetoric of democratic and constitutional rights proved not useful for his international relations, relations which are always pursued in ways that continue to link and fortify securitarian power with the opening of new markets.
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Glenn Greenwald
An elite class that is free to operate without limits - whether limits imposed by the rule of law or fear of the responses from those harmed by their behavior - is an elite class that will plunder, degrade, and cheat at will, and act endlessly to fortify its own power.
3
Seamus Heaney
If poetry and the arts do anything, they can fortify your inner life, your inwardness.
4
Ramakrishna
If you first fortify yourself with the true knowledge of the Universal Self, and then live in the midst of wealth and worldliness, surely they will in no way affect you.
5
Sydney Smith
The object of preaching is to constantly remind mankind of what they keep forgetting; not to supply the intellect, but to fortify the feebleness of human resolutions.
6
Michael Specter
By themselves, genetically engineered crops will not end hunger or improve health or bolster the economies of struggling countries. They won't save the sight of millions or fortify their bones. But they will certainly help.
7
Bennie Thompson
Rather than squander the surplus on tax breaks for the rich, we should add a prescription drug benefit to the Medicare program, shore up Social Security, fortify our defense, provide a quality public education and offer economic assistance to rural areas.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FORTIFY»

Discover the use of fortify in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fortify and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Fortify Your Sales Force: Leading and Training Exceptional Teams
Praise for Fortify Your Sales Force "This is an excellent no-nonsense resource for the novice or seasoned sales leader, salesperson, or sales training professional.
Renie McClay, 2010
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Play Together, Stay Together: Games to Fortify Your Family
Or by playing games, you can teach your children the importance of dependability or honesty? Discover the joy of playing with your family in Play Together, Stay Together: Games to Fortify Your Family.
Brittany Thompson, 2008
3
Fortify your immune system naturally
Discusses age and gender effects on immunity, the problems of using certain medications, the best vitamins and minerals to buy, how to reduce stress, and the importance of relaxation and exercise
Kari Köster-Lösche, 1998
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InfoWorld
Fortify Audit Workbench lists the vulnerabilities, shows the failing source code, and provides a pop-up explanation and remedy. Fortify catches not only buffer overruns and opportunities for SQL. APP DEV EXCLUSIVE TOOLS THAT HELP ...
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Faithful, Focused and Fearless: Lessons to Fortify Your Future
Author Rev. Dr. Jo Ann Browning provides nine God-given lessons, showing readers how to fortify themselves for future challenges, unlock their spiritual potential and live life fearlessly.
Jo Ann Browning, 2011
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CIO
Many are banking on California-based Fortify Software, a leader in software security, to neutralize these threats. Commenting on Fortify's groundbreaking approach, the report said that "protecting applications at the code level is increasingly ...
7
Snort 2.1 Intrusion Detection
Cílem společnosti Fortify Software je vytvořit software kritický pro firmy takový, aby byl sám o sobě silný a schopný přestát útok. Fortify nabízí produkty, jež se vypořádají se základní příčinnou dnešních nejčastěji zneužívaných bezpečnostních ...
Jay Beale, Andrew R. Baker, Brian Caswell, 2007
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The Reading Teacher's Word-a-Day: 180 Ready-to-Use Lessons ...
Fortify means to make strong and secure, especially in the face of attack: “The townspeople had to fortify their homes for the coming hurricane.” “The students were encouraged to fortify their opinions with facts.” “The soldiers built dugouts and ...
Edward B. Fry, Ph.D., 2008
9
Fortify Yourself: The Man Who Saw Heaven And Hell
The reader is left in no doubt as to the consequences of how we live our lives, and what the life after death holds for us accordingly. Yet this is not a book about fear and threat.
Ikechukwu Chukwugbo, 2004
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The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America
In calculating the quantity of brandy required to fortify wine, it is usually sufficient to take the nearest whole percent of proof of the brandy used. However, where it is desired to fortify the wine to an exact percent of alcohol, a more precise ...
‎1949

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FORTIFY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fortify is used in the context of the following news items.
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Mozeliak taking 'disciplined' approach to trades
A year ago, the Cardinals were in a similar situation with young starters they wanted to rest and a rotation they wanted to fortify. They acquired ... «STLtoday.com, Jul 15»
2
For Boston Sports Fans, It's All About Rallying Cries
... deadline buyer or seller — in other words, fortify or fumigate, double down on the postseason or declare the Sox out of it for a second straight ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
3
China's bid to tame its wild west with a new Silk Road
... of life and stake in the area have been left behind by decades of construction, first to fortify the border region and now to open it up again. «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
Fortify lane shifts a bit behind schedule, but delays are imminent
Raleigh, N.C. — Construction in the Interstate 40 section of the Fortify zone has intensified in recent weeks as crews finish up work on Interstate ... «WRAL.com, Jul 15»
5
Bapu Surat Singh refuses treatment, supporters fortify his village
Ludhiana – Tension prevailed in Hassanpur village near here after Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa, who has been on fast for 170 days seeking the ... «SinghStation, Jul 15»
6
Kurds fortify southern Kobane to deter ISIS attacks
“The clashes are still ongoing in these areas. we are trying to fortify the southern countryside of Kobane in order to repel IS attacks,” the source ... «ARA News, Jul 15»
7
Pension Funds Look Outside U.S. to Fortify Investment Returns
The pensions are betting on modeling that shows overseas and emerging-market stocks will outperform those from the U.S. in the long run. «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
8
Bill Cosby drug testimony could fortify accusers' sex claims
Comedian Bill Cosby, seen here at a benefit performance in New York in 2013, admitted in a 2005 deposition that he obtained quaaludes with ... «MLive.com, Jul 15»
9
Entities aim to fortify fire pact
The city of Lewiston and Clearwater Paper may strike a firefighting agreement in time for one of the driest fire seasons on record. Lewiston Fire ... «Lewiston Morning Tribune, Jul 15»
10
...Police Fortify Security at Worship Centres, Ban Street Hawking in …
The Inspector-General of Police (IG) Solomon Arase, has mandated state Command Commissioners of Police to strengthen security at all ... «THISDAY Live, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Fortify [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/fortify>. Dec 2019 ».
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