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Synonyms for fortress
ˈfɔr trɪsfortress

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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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fortress, fortnoun

    a fortified defensive structure

    Synonyms:
    fort, garrison

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  1. motte

    Submitted by anonymous on April 19, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fortressnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fortressnoun

    Synonyms:
    fort

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fortress":

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

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How to use fortress in a sentence?

  1. John Bellinger:

    This is an absurd proposal to build a Fortress America and pull up the drawbridges.

  2. Brian Lepley:

    We need a welcoming area. You know, barricades, barriers and built like a fortress is not really an inviting atmosphere.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.

  4. Amr Ezzat:

    Any religious modernization will ultimately be against al-Azhar, since it is the conservative fortress in the system.

  5. Bill Weber:

    Back then, the field of conservation was dominated by the fortress model: You draw a line, build a wall, hire guards and keep local people out, but it wasnt really working to stop poaching. There needs to be a real incentive for local people to care about conservation.

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