fortify Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"fortify" in British English

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fortifyverb [T]

uk   /ˈfɔː.tɪ.faɪ/  us   /ˈfɔːr.t̬ə-/
to make something ​stronger, ​especially in ​order to ​protect it: a fortified ​town They ​hurriedly fortified the ​village withbarricades of ​carts. The ​argument had fortified her ​resolve to ​prove she was ​right. He fortified himself with a ​drink and a ​sandwich before ​driving on. a ​fruitdrink fortified withvitamin C (= with ​vitamin C ​added)
(Definition of fortify from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fortify" in American English

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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 ​weatherdamage. These ​reforms are ​aimed at fortifying the ​politicalsystem.
(Definition of fortify from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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