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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Some online travel executives said their own nimbleness will fortify them against Google's entry.
The multiple plots targeting our region are multi-faceted, which makes coordination and consultation among GCC countries necessary in order to adopt more initiatives that maintain the interests of the Nation, and fortify them against potential threats, stressing the need to regularly evaluate the situation and mechanisms to deal with them to ensure more efficiency and fend off all threats.
They condemned extremism in all its forms and the need for uniting efforts to combat this dangerous phenomenon which is alien to our religion and now makes differences among the Islamic nation and divides its ranks and unity;, address in this regard the deviant thought and its adherents and instigators, call for the adoption of moderate thought, and enlighten our societies and fortify them against this dangerous phenomenon.
The two disclosures are important for the declarants as they keep them beyond suspicions and fortify them against profiteering and exploitation of office.