how to pronounce fortify


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fortify is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of fortify in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… so one should seek to fortify one's …”

meanings of fortify


  1. To impart strength or vigor to.
  2. To add spirits to wine to increase the alcohol content.
  3. To increase the nutritional value of food by adding ingredients.
  4. To increase the defenses of; to strengthen and secure by military works; to render defensible against an attack by hostile forces.

fortify frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word fortify occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics fortify can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that fortify can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

words that rhyme with fortify


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