Meaning of “fortify” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “fortify” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fortifyverb [ T ]

us /ˈfɔr·t̬əˌfɑɪ/

to strengthen something, esp. in order to protect it:

Property owners have to fortify their oceanfront homes against weather damage.
These reforms are aimed at fortifying the political system.

(Definition of “fortify” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)