bolstering

present participle of bolster
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as in sustaining
to hold up or serve as a foundation for used additional beams to bolster the ceiling

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as in reinforcing
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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“Bolstering.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bolstering. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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