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bolstered

verb
past tense of bolster

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1 to hold up or serve as a foundation for
  • used additional beams to bolster the ceiling

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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

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“Bolstered.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bolstered. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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