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Synonyms for fortress
ˈfɔr trɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fortress, fort(noun)

    a fortified defensive structure

    Synonyms:
    fort, garrison

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fortress

    The weak may speak or act in defense of the strong; none but the powerful can assure others of protection. A defense is ordinarily against actual attack; protection is against possible as well as actual dangers. We speak of defense against an assault, protection from the cold. Vindication is a triumphant defense of character and conduct against charges of error or wrong. Compare APOLOGY.

    Synonyms:
    apology, bulwark, defense, guard, justification, protection, rampart, resistance, safeguard, shelter, shield, vindication

    Antonyms:
    abandonment, betrayal, capitulation, desertion, flight, surrender

    Preposition:
    Defense against assault or assailants; in law, defense to an action, from the testimony.

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  1. motte

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fortress(n.)

    Synonyms:
    fortification, fort, stronghold, castle, citadel, fortified place (of great magnitude)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fortress(n)

    Synonyms:
    fort

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fortress":

    fortaleza, strength, fort, fortitude, stronghold, bastion, bulwark

How to pronounce fortress?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say fortress in sign language?

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#77590bulwark

How to use fortress in a sentence?

  1. Eugène Delacroix:

    What torments my soul is its loneliness. The more it expands among friends and the daily habits or pleasures, the more, it seems to me, it flees me and retires into its fortress. The poet who lives in solitude, but who produces much, is the one who enjoys those treasures we bear in our bosom, but which forsake us when we give ourselves to others. When one yields oneself completely to one's soul, it opens itself to one, and then it is that the capricious thing allows one the greatest of good fortunes... that of sympathizing with others, of studying itself, of painting itself constantly in its works.

  2. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras:

    Europe today is crushed amidst austerity and closed borders. It keeps its border open to austerity but closed for people fleeing war, countries, with Austria in the front, want to impose the logic of fortress Europe.

  3. Natalia Polukhina:

    It seems very strange to me to interpret this building as a water tank. In the same fortress of Naryn-Kala, there is an equal underground structure of 10 meters depth, and it really is a tank. This is just a rectangular building. The unusual building, in which we have put our detectors, has the shape of a cross, oriented strictly to the sides of the world, one side is 2 meters longer than the others, as the archaeologists who began excavations say, during construction, the building was entirely on the surface and it stands on the highest point of the Naryn-Kala. What is the sense to put the tank on the surface, and even on the highest mountain? It is strange. Currently, there are more questions than answers.

  4. Margaret of Valois:

    In love, as in war, a fortress that parleys is half taken.

  5. Martin Luther:

    Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church it is a goodly Christian weapon.


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