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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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fortify (someone or something) with (something)

To use something in particular to strengthen or support someone or something. The enemy troops are advancing, so we need to fortify our bunker with more snipers. I fortify my immune system with vitamins.
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fortify (someone or something) against (something) with (something)

To use something in particular to strengthen or support someone or something against someone or something else. We need to fortify our bunker against the advancing enemy troops with more snipers. I fortify my immune system against germs with vitamins.
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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.
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"Dietary supplements is the fastest growing application in the food fortifying agents market"
On the basis of application, the food fortifying agents market is segmented into cereals & cereal-based products, dairy & dairy-based products, fats & oils, bulk food items, beverages, infant formula, dietary supplements, and others (pet food, animal feed, and animal nutrition).
The Committee on Medical Aspects of Food and Nutrition Policy found that fortifying flour with 240mg of folic acid per 100g of food could reduce the risk of neural tube defects by 41 per cent.
In the 1930s, we eradicated rickets as a significant health problem by fortifying milk with vitamin D.
Researchers now report they can improve the early visual acuity of preemies by fortifying their formula with this nutrient, one of the primary bioactire constituents of fish oil.
Fortifying pasta with isolated soy protein is a little like "having your cake and eating it, too." Pasta lovers continue to eat more pasta per capita (19 lb/person in 1991) because they know that in addition to tasting great and being fun to eat, pasta can be an important part of a nutritious diet.