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boost

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of boost

  1. 1 an act or instance of helping <she always liked to give struggling families in the neighborhood a boost> Synonyms abetment, aid, assist, assistance, backing, help, hand, helping hand, leg up, lift, supportRelated Words advancement, encouragement, facilitation, forwarding, furtherance, furthering, nurturance; benefaction, patronage, promotion, sponsorship; advice, care, counsel, guidance, mentoring; attendance, attention, hand-holding, service; beneficence, charity, favor, kindness, philanthropy; assuagement, palliation, relief, succorNear Antonyms constraint, frustration, inhibition, interference, obstruction, repression, restraint; deterrence, discouragementAntonyms hindrance

  2. 2 something added (as by growth) <a sudden boost in sales> Synonyms accretion, accrual, addendum, addition, augmentation, increase, expansion, gain, increment, more, plus, proliferation, raise, rise, step-up, supplement, uptickRelated Words accumulation, assemblage, collection, gathering; complement; accession, appendix, continuation, extension, uptrend, upturn; jump, run-up, spikeNear Antonyms deduction, subtractionAntonyms abatement, decline, decrease, decrement, depletion, diminishment, diminution, drop-off, fall, falloff, lessening, loss, lowering, reduction, shrinkage, step-down

  3. 3 something that arouses action or activity <according to the President, a tax cut is just the boost that the economy needs> Synonyms impulse, encouragement, goad, impetus, incentive, incitation, incitement, instigation, momentum, motivation, provocation, spur, stimulant, stimulus, yeastRelated Words inducement, invitation; antecedent, cause, consideration, grounds, motive, occasion, reason; catalyst, catalyzer, fuel, sparkAntonyms counterincentive, disincentive




boost

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of boost

  1. 1 to lift with effort <boosted the child into her car seat> Synonyms heave, heft, hoist, jack (up), upheaveRelated Words elevate, hike, pick up, raise, rear, up, uplift, upraise, uprearNear Antonyms depress, drop, lower; sink, submerge, submerse

  2. 2 to make greater in size, amount, or number <a promotion that boosted the number of interested customers milling about the showroom> Synonyms accelerate, add (to), aggrandize, amplify, augment, increase, build up, compound, enlarge, escalate, expand, extend, hype, multiply, pump up, raise, swell, stoke, supersize, upRelated Words boom, jump, skyrocket, spike; bump (up), ratchet (up) also rachet (up); blow up, dilate, distend, inflate; draw out, elongate, flesh (out), lengthen, prolong, protract, stretch; develop, enhance, heighten, intensify, magnify; complement, supplement; beef (up), reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; maximize; accumulate, amass, collect; follow up, parlayNear Antonyms abbreviate, abridge, curtail, shorten; compress, condense, constrict, contract; cut back, retrenchAntonyms abate, decrease, de-escalate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, lessen, lower, minify, reduce, subtract (from)

  3. 3 to make markedly greater in measure or degree <let's boost the volume on the radio so everyone can hear> Synonyms accentuate, amp (up), amplify, beef (up), intensify, consolidate, deepen, enhance, heighten, magnify, redouble, step up, strengthenRelated Words broaden, enlarge, expand, extend, lengthen; accelerate, hasten, quicken; emphasize, point (up), sharpen, stress; augment, enforce, reinforce (also reenforce), restrengthen, supplement; maximize; enliven, jazz (up); aggravate, exacerbateNear Antonyms decrease, diminish, lessen, let up (on), reduce, subdue, tone (down), weaken; dwindle, recede, subside, taper (off), wane; alleviate, ease, lightenAntonyms abate, moderate

  4. 4 to move from a lower to a higher place or position <boosted the box onto the top shelf> Synonyms raise, crane, elevate, heave, heft, heighten, hike, hoist, jack (up), lift, perk (up), pick up, take up, up, uphold, uplift, upraiseRelated Words ascend, mount, rise; rear, upendNear Antonyms descend, dip, fall, pitch, plunge, slip; bear, depress, press, push; sink, submergeAntonyms drop, lower

  5. 5 to provide publicity for <boosted the singer's latest release with a round of appearances on all the talk and entertainment shows> Synonyms ballyhoo, hype, pitch, plug, promote, talk up, toutRelated Words advertise, bark, merchandise (also merchandize), sell; push; acclaim, hail, laud, praise; endorse (also indorse), plump (for), plunk (for) or plonk (for); recommend, review; announce, broadcast, publish

  6. 6 slang  to take (something) without right and with an intent to keep <the woman was nabbed trying to boost a couple of bottles of perfume> Synonyms appropriate, steal [slang], filch, heist, hook, lift, misappropriate, nick [British slang], nip, pilfer, pinch, pocket, purloin, rip off, snitch, swipe, thieveRelated Words burglarize, knock over, rob; loot, pillage, plunder, sack; carjack, hijack (also highjack); pick, rifle; poach, rustle, shoplift; collar, grab, grasp, nail, seize, snatch, take; mooch, sponge; abduct, kidnap, shanghai, spiritNear Antonyms buy, purchase; bestow, contribute, donate, give, hand over, present




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