fortify (someone or something) against (something)

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fortify (someone or something) against (something)

To strengthen or support someone or something, in order to improve chances of success against someone or something else. We need to fortify our bunker against enemy troops. I take vitamins to fortify my immune system against germs.
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We have also maintained our cost discipline resulting in a continued financial position that helps fortify against expected accelerated share loss of Suboxone Film."
A recent World Bank and World Resources Institute report says that adopting these methods can ensure water security, fortify against natural disasters, reduce poverty and make the places we live resilient in the face of climate change.
For an additional charge, most companies will also repair damage and fortify against future attacks.
For example, to fortify against related risks, Michael Boches, CEO of Geoscape Solar, prepared his company by setting aside a monetary security blanket.
He asserted that Egypt takes the necessary precautions and procedures to fortify against plagues and infectious diseases from at least 108 countries.
The expanded support for Macs will enable MSPs to speed up troubleshooting, simplify installs and updates, fortify against security threats, boost productivity and ensure the full health of the Mac systems under their management.
Garlic and onions both help boost the immune system thereby aiding the body fortify against illness and again are cheap and easy to find.
"One must fortify against hacking while taking into consideration that what we are dealing with here is an utterly serious matter," Mustafa cautioned.
The gravity of this situation has led to a bipartisan effort to investigate the incidents and fortify against future attacks.