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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(verb)

    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

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:

    upholstery, strengthen, reinforce, enhance, support

How to pronounce bolster?

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  1. bolster

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How to use bolster in a sentence?

  1. State John Kerry:

    At the end of the day, nothing would do more to bolster the fight against Daesh than a political transition that sidelines Assad so that we can unite more of the country against extremism.

  2. Jitesh Ubrani:

    With limited growth in the iPhone business, the dependence of the glasses on the iPhone could also help bolster iPhone growth.

  3. State John Kerry:

    We both believe that we have an understanding of the direction we are going in and what needs to be achieved and our teams will meet shortly and we are going to continue to do that in order to bolster the cessation of hostilities and in order to increase our capacity to fight back against al Qaeda, which is Nusra, as well as fight back against ISIL.

  4. 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.

  5. Somalia Nick Kay:

    But scaling back now will crush the hopes of millions of Somalis, endanger peace and security in the Horn of Africa and East Africa, bolster violent extremism globally and risk a renewed exodus of refugees, reducing effort should not be an option.

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