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brace

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of brace

  1. 1 a structure that holds up or serves as a foundation for something else wore a brace for the injured knee Synonyms of brace support, buttress, mount, mounting, prop, reinforcement, shore, spur, stay, underpinningWords Related to brace shoring; column, pedestal, pilaster, pillar; arch, bolster, bracket, cantilever, girder; bearing; crutch, peg, post, stake, stanchion, stand, stilt, strut, truss; base, foundation, frame

  2. 2 two things of the same or similar kind that match or are considered together bagged a brace of pheasants Synonyms of brace pair, couple, couplet, duo, dyad, twain, twosomeWords Related to brace span, yoke; partnership, team; companion, complement, doublet, fellow, half, match, mate, twin; coordinate, counterpart, equal, equivalent, like, parallel, peer, rival


brace

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of brace

  1. 1 to give life, vigor, or spirit to the pep talk braced the team up for the second half Synonyms of brace amp (up), animate, energize, enliven, fillip, fire, ginger (up), invigorate, jazz (up), juice up, jump-start, liven (up), pep (up), quicken, spike, stimulate, vitalize, vivify, zip (up)Words Related to brace arouse, awake, awaken, raise, rouse, stir, wake (up); activate, actuate, drive, impel, motivate, motive, move, propel; charge, electrify, galvanize; enkindle, excite, ferment, foment, incite, inflame (also enflame), instigate, kindle, provoke, set off, spark, trigger, turn on, whip (up); abet, boost, buoy, cheer, embolden, fortify, hearten, infuse, inspire, lift, rally, steel, strengthen; reactivate, reanimate, reawake, reawaken, recharge, recreate, reenergize, refresh, refreshen, regenerate, reinvigorate, rejuvenate, rekindle, renew, restimulate, resurrect, resuscitate, revitalize, reviveNear Antonyms of brace burn out, debilitate, do in, drain, enervate, enfeeble, exhaust, fag, fatigue, harass, kayo, knock out, sap, tucker (out), undermine, wash out, weaken, wear, wear out, weary; check, curb, inhibit, jade, quell, quench, repress, restrain, slow, still, stunt, suppress; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispiritAntonyms of brace damp, dampen, deaden, dull, kill

  2. 2 to hold up or serve as a foundation for several boards braced the wall Synonyms of brace bear, bolster, support, buttress, carry, prop (up), shore (up), stay, sustain, undergird, underpin, upholdWords Related to brace steady, truss, underlie

  3. 3 to prepare (oneself) mentally or emotionally she braced herself for the job interview Synonyms of brace fortify, forearm, nerve, poise, psych (up), ready, steel, strengthenWords Related to brace arm; harden, inure, season, toughen; bolster, boost, buoy (up), buttress, enforce, prop (up), reinforce (also reenforce), support, sustain; cheer (up), comfort, embolden, encourage, hearten, inspire; rally, rouse, stirNear Antonyms of brace daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, psych (out), shake, unnerve; debilitate, enervate, enfeeble, prostrate, sap, soften, tire, undercut, undermine, weaken



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