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1 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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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

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Synonyms & Antonyms of buttress (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to hold up or serve as a foundation for
  • a brace buttressed the wall

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2 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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The first known use of buttress was in the 14th century

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“Buttress.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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