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Synonyms for bolster
ˈboʊl stər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bolster, long pillow(verb)

    a pillow that is often put across a bed underneath the regular pillows

    long pillow

  2. bolster, bolster up(verb)

    support and strengthen

    "bolster morale"

    pad, bolster up

  3. bolster(verb)

    prop up with a pillow or bolster

    pad, bolster up

  4. pad, bolster(verb)

    add padding to

    "pad the seat of the chair"

    footslog, tramp, trudge, aggrandise, fill out, aggrandize, slog, blow up, embroider, embellish, lard, dramatise, pad, plod, dramatize, bolster up


  1. bolster(noun)

    Dutch wife

  2. bolster(noun)

    A large cushion or pillow.

    Dutch wife

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bolster

    support, prop, help, aid, sustain, subsidize, patch, tinker, buoy

    depress, dispirit, relax

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bolster(n)

    cushion, pad, support

  2. bolster(v)

    prop up, support, maintain

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "bolster":

    upholstery, strengthen, reinforce, enhance, support

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How to use bolster in a sentence?

  1. President Barack Obama:

    The strikes against the moderate opposition only bolster the Assad regime.

  2. Kortney Ziegler:

    Long term, we see the platform being used in a variety of ways to bolster the voices of those in need beyond just a financial contribution.

  3. Abraham Denmark:

    But they are looking to bolster their relationships with the United States because possibly they want American economic engagement and political engagement, but also because it gives them a bit more breathing space in their relations with Beijing and Moscow.

  4. Brenda Kelly:

    The market is very much expecting that this will only bolster a Fed hike this month, i think we got our Goldilocks number.

  5. Eric Foley:

    First lady Ri seems to have been portrayed as offering guidance – not to her husband, of course, but to the factory workers. It is rare for anyone other than Kim Jong Un, or Kim Jong Il or Kim Il Sung before him, to publicly offer guidance to anyone, even at the highest level, most trusted people are rarely ever shown doing that. So this certainly shows a high level of official trust in her. It also suggests an effort to bolster and soften the public positioning of the Pyongyang line to have him visit a cosmetics factory, and have them both appearing to offer guidance to the workers.

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