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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Our privacy is more important, especially because using the applications does not fortify us against our information being used by the company that has developed the application.
Pessimism and hand-wringing will not fortify us against ambiguity.
I spent my first 40 Christmases in New Hampshire, where our family's traditions always involved a tromp through snow-dusted woods to cut down our tree and roaring fires in the woodstove to fortify us against the below-freezing temperatures.
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