fortify


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fortify (someone or an animal) (against something) (with something)

to strengthen someone or an animal against something with something. I'll need a cup of hot chocolate to fortify me against the storm. We have to fortify the dogs against the cold with extra food.
References in classic literature ?
I shall not mar Garnharn's translation by meddling with its English; for the most toothsome thing about it is its quaint fashion of building English sentences on the German plan-- and punctuating them accordingly to no plan at all.
George Bartram, nephew of the Admiral, and now staying on a short visit in the house at German Place.
To this end, Communists of various nationalities have assembled in London, and sketched the following Manifesto, to be published in the English, French, German, Italian, Flemish and Danish languages.
I mentioned to you before that my expectation of rough usage, in consequence of my German nationality, had proved completely unfounded.
The Frau Professor insisted that nothing but German should be spoken, so that Philip, even if his bashfulness had permitted him to be talkative, was forced to hold his tongue.
Then the German alliance still struggled to achieve its dream of imperial expansion, and its imposition of the German language upon a forcibly united Europe.
They said it was so funny that, when Herr Slossenn Boschen had sung it once before the German Emperor, he (the German Emperor) had had to be carried off to bed.
Casaubon read German he would save himself a great deal of trouble.
I was in a fever to know more of him, and it was my great good luck to fall in with a German in the village who had his books.
He wanted to hasten on in the direction of the booming noise, for he knew that there would be Germans fighting against the English.
Germans were emerging from the open hatch to take part in the battle on deck.
It was impossible for any word of their presence in Ossray to have been known to the Germans.
When I left, there were more Germans on the U-33 than there were men of my own party at the fort, and I have had sufficient experience of Germans to know that they will bear watching--if they have not been properly watched since I left.
The great German war-lord prepared, and so did the United States prepare.
The persons are, Captain Arnault, of the French army; Surgeon Surville, of the French ambulance; Surgeon Wetzel, of the German army; Mercy Merrick, attached as nurse to the French ambulance; and Grace Roseberry, a traveling lady on her way to England.