Fortify and Sustain


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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

Sustain is a synonym for fortify in encourage topic. In some cases you can use "Sustain" instead a verb "Fortify", when it comes to topics like strengthen, galvanize.
Nearby Words: fortified, fortification, fortifying
Synonyms for Fortify


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Sustain verb – To supply with nourishment.
Usage example: a granola bar should sustain you long enough to last until lunch

Fortify is a synonym for sustain in strengthen topic. You can use "Fortify" instead a verb "Sustain".
Nearby Word: sustaining
Synonyms for Sustain

Common collocations

life fortify life sustain life
attack fortify attack sustain attack
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Sustain or Fortify. 2016. Accessed July 27, 2021.

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