prepare yourself for a military confrontation
- bolster or enhance
- change the utilization of making available or functional
- form or build up steadily
- enlarge, develop, or enhance by levels or in stages
He was a disciple, not of Machiavelli, but of Rousseau; and his scattered dominions, divided by innumerable divergences of racial and class prejudice, and enncumbered with traditional institutions to which the people clung with passionate conservatism, he regarded as so much vacant territory on which to build up his ideal state.