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Synonyms for bolster
ˈboʊl stərbol·ster

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  1. bolsternoun

    Dutch wife

  2. bolsterverb

    To brace, reinforce, secure, or support.

    Dutch wife

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bolster

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

    depress, dispirit, relax

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bolster, long pillowverb

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

    long pillow

  2. bolster, bolster upverb

    support and strengthen

    "bolster morale"

    pad, bolster up

  3. bolsterverb

    prop up with a pillow or bolster

    pad, bolster up

  4. pad, bolsterverb

    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

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bolsternoun

    cushion, pad, support

  2. bolsterverb

    prop up, support, maintain

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "bolster":

    upholstery, strengthen, reinforce, enhance, support

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  1. Saudi Arabia:

    This event is not seeking to work with the U.S. but is an independent Saudi effort to bolster one of its crucial efforts: to be the leader of the Islamic world.

  2. Edmar Lopes Neto:

    It's always important to bolster the company's liquidity, it's not a short-term question because if we look at our debt profile, there is no growing cash need in the short term, and by short-term I mean 12 months.

  3. Jiang Liping:

    China is heading an energy revolution led by the transformation to low-carbon energy and the opening up of its wholesale power market, and storage will be important to bolster the changes.

  4. Terry Sandven:

    Oil is stabilizing and that is helping to bolster sentiment in overall equity returns.

  5. Millan Mulraine:

    With gasoline prices remaining low (providing a huge windfall to U.S. consumers), confidence sky-high and the buoyancy in labor market activity likely to bolster household income, we expect consumer spending activity to rebound strongly in the coming months.

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