bolster


bolster

verb

Definition of BOLSTER

1
to hold up or serve as a foundation for <used additional beams to bolster the ceiling>
Related Words steady, truss, underlie
2
to provide evidence or information for (as a claim or idea) <a couple of tournament wins would bolster the extravagant claims that have been made on behalf of the young golfer>
Synonyms back, bolster, buttress, corroborate, reinforce (also reenforce), shore (up), substantiate
Near Antonyms undercut, undermine, weaken

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