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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 for·ti·fy /-ˌfaɪ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 For·ti·fy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fortified p. pr. & vb. n. Fortifying.]
 1. To add strength to; to strengthen; to confirm; to furnish with power to resist attack.
    Timidity was fortified by pride.   --Gibbon.
    Pride came to the aid of fancy, and both combined to fortify his resolution.   --Sir W. Scott.
 2. To strengthen and secure by forts or batteries, or by surrounding with a wall or ditch or other military works; to render defensible against an attack by hostile forces.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 For·ti·fy, v. i. To raise defensive works.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: make strong or stronger; "This exercise will strengthen your
           upper body"; "strenghten the relations between the two
           countries" [syn: strengthen, beef up] [ant: weaken]
      2: enclose by or as if by a fortification [syn: fort]
      3: prepare oneself for a military confrontation; "The U.S. is
         girding for a conflict in the Middle East"; "troops are
         building up on the Iraqui border" [syn: arm, build up,
          gird] [ant: disarm]
      4: add nutrients to; "fortified milk"
      5: add alcohol beverages [syn: spike, lace]
      [also: fortified]