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buoy up

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of buoy up

  1. to fill with courage or strength of purpose <the sudden improvement in his health buoyed him up> Synonyms bear up, buck up, encourage (up), cheer (up), chirk (up), embolden, hearten, inspire, inspirit, steelRelated Words animate, enliven, invigorate; enforce, fortify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; assure, reassure; boost, energize, excite, galvanize, provoke, quicken, rally, stimulate, stirNear Antonyms demoralize, depress, sadden; debilitate, enfeeble, hamstring, undermine, weaken; intimidate, psych (out)Antonyms daunt, discourage, dishearten, dispirit




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