to add defensive fortifications to a site to withstand attack — as in "fortify the camp"
to make a structure or organization stronger — as in "fortify the wall"
to inspire emotional and mental strength — as in "fortify her spirits"
to strengthen an argument — as in "fortify our argument"
to add nutrients to increase the healthfulness — as in "bread fortified with folic acid and iron"
to add alcohol to make a drink stronger and/or less prone to spoiling — as in "port, sherry, madeira, and other fortified wines"
The familiarity of the rite fortified him: the sight of the tall red iron gasoline-pump, the hollow-tile and terra-cotta garage, the window full of the most agreeable accessories—shiny casings, spark-plugs with immaculate porcelain jackets tire-chains of gold and silver.
Chapter 3 (32% in)
THE assurance of Tanis Judique's friendship fortified Babbitt's self-approval.