fortify
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fortify(
fawr
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dih
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fay
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (military)
a. fortificar
King Edward fortified the castle with walls and a moat.El rey Eduardo fortificó el castillo con murallas y un foso.
2. (to strengthen)
a. fortalecer
The party has been fortified by its overwhelming election victory.La victoria aplastante en las elecciones fortaleció al partido.
b. fortificar
A large breakfast fortified us for the day ahead.Un desayuno sustancioso nos fortificó para el día que nos esperaba.
3. (to add spirits to)
a. encabezar
The grape spirit that fortifies the wine is added before fermentation.El aguardiente de orujo que encabeza el vino se añade antes de la fermentación.
b. fortificar
Wines intended to be dryer are fortified later in the fermentation process.Los vinos que se pretende que sean más secos se fortifican en una etapa posterior del proceso de fermentación.
4. (to add nutrient to)
a. enriquecer
Manufacturers usually fortify breakfast cereals with vitamins and iron.Los fabricantes suelen enriquecer los cereales para el desayuno con vitaminas y hierro.
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fortify
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (military)
a. fortificar
to fortify oneselffortalecerse
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
fortify [ˈfɔːtɪfaɪ]
transitive verb
1 (Mil) fortificar; (strengthen) fortalecer
2 [+person] fortalecer
to fortify sb in a belief confirmar la opinión que tiene algn; to fortify o.s. fortalecerse
3 (enrich) [+food] enriquecer; [+wine] encabezar
fortified wine vino (m) encabezado
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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