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buttress

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of buttress

  1. 1 something or someone to which one looks for support the mother had always been the buttress of our family in trying times Synonyms of buttress anchor, dependence, mainstay, pillar, reliance, standbyWords Related to buttress backbone, sinew(s), spine; right hand; bolsterer, crutch, handmaiden (also handmaid), prop, stay; anchorage, harbor, refuge

  2. 2 a structure that holds up or serves as a foundation for something else after the wall collapsed, the construction company agreed to rebuild it with a buttress Synonyms of buttress brace, support, mount, mounting, prop, reinforcement, shore, spur, stay, underpinningWords Related to buttress shoring; column, pedestal, pilaster, pillar; arch, bolster, bracket, cantilever, girder; bearing; crutch, peg, post, stake, stanchion, stand, stilt, strut, truss; base, foundation, frame


buttress

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of buttress

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

  2. 2 to provide evidence or information for (as a claim or idea) a mass of circumstantial evidence buttresses the prosecutor's case Synonyms of buttress back, bolster, support, corroborate, reinforce (also reenforce), shore (up), substantiateWords Related to buttress confirm, establish, prove, verify; affirm, avouch, validateNear Antonyms of buttress undercut, undermine, weaken



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