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as in anchor
something or someone to which one looks for support the mother had always been the buttress of our family in trying times

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buttress

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verb

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as in to sustain
to hold up or serve as a foundation for a brace buttressed the wall

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as in to reinforce
to provide evidence or information for (as a claim or idea) a mass of circumstantial evidence buttresses the prosecutor's case

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“Buttress.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/buttress. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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