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buttressing

verb
present participle of buttress

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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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“Buttressing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/buttressing. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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