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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 anchor, dependence, mainstay, pillar, reliance, standbyRelated Words 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 brace, support, mount, mounting, prop, reinforcement, shore, spur, stay, underpinningRelated Words shoring; column, pedestal, pilaster, pillar; arch, bolster, bracket, cantilever, girder; bearing; crutch, peg, post, stake, stanchion, stand, stilt, strut, truss; base, foundation, frame

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buttress

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of buttress

  1. 1 to hold up or serve as a foundation for a brace buttressed the wall Synonyms bear, bolster, brace, support, carry, prop (up), shore (up), stay, sustain, undergird, underpin, upholdRelated Words 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 back, bolster, support, corroborate, reinforce (also reenforce), shore (up), substantiateRelated Words confirm, establish, prove, verify; affirm, avouch, validateNear Antonyms undercut, undermine, weaken



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