buttress


buttress

verb

Definition of BUTTRESS

1
to hold up or serve as a foundation for <a brace buttressed the wall>
Related Words steady, truss, underlie
2
to provide evidence or information for (as a claim or idea) <a mass of circumstantial evidence buttresses the prosecutor's case>
Synonyms back, bolster, buttress, corroborate, reinforce (also reenforce), shore (up), substantiate
Near Antonyms undercut, undermine, weaken

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