Fortify and Hearten


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Fortify verb – To prepare (oneself) mentally or emotionally.
Usage example: Kelly fortified herself for the basketball tournament with a series of confidence-boosting exercises

Hearten is a synonym for fortify in encourage topic. In some cases you can use "Hearten" instead a verb "Fortify", when it comes to topics like sustain, strengthen, galvanize.
Nearby Words: fortified, fortification, fortifying
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Hearten verb – To fill with courage or strength of purpose.
Usage example: thinking we were hopelessly lost, we were heartened by the sight of a familiar farmhouse

Fortify is a synonym for hearten in encourage topic. You can use "Fortify" instead a verb "Hearten", if it concerns topics such as strengthen.
Nearby Words: heart, hearty, heartening
Synonyms for Hearten
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