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bolster

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bolster

  1. 1 to hold up or serve as a foundation for used additional beams to bolster the ceiling Synonyms of bolster bear, support, brace, buttress, carry, prop (up), shore (up), stay, sustain, undergird, underpin, upholdWords Related to bolster steady, truss, underlie

  2. 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 of bolster back, support, buttress, corroborate, reinforce (also reenforce), shore (up), substantiateWords Related to bolster confirm, establish, prove, verify; affirm, avouch, validateNear Antonyms of bolster undercut, undermine, weaken



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