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boast

noun

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an asset that brings praise or renown
  • the school's boast was a winning football team

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boast

verb

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1 to praise or express pride in one's own possessions, qualities, or accomplishments often to excess
  • he boasted about his latest killing in real estate so I thought he should be the one to pay for dinner

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2 to have within
  • the hotel boasts nearly 50 rooms

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Verb

boast, brag, vaunt, crow mean to express pride in oneself or one's accomplishments. boast often suggests ostentation and exaggeration boasts of every trivial success , but it may imply a claiming with proper and justifiable pride. the town boasts one of the best museums in the area brag suggests crudity and artlessness in glorifying oneself. bragging of their exploits vaunt usually connotes more pomp and bombast than boast and less crudity or naïveté than brag. vaunted his country's military might crow usually implies exultant boasting or bragging. crowed after winning the championship

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The first known use of boast was in the 14th century

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“Boast.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/boast. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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