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Synonyms for build up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. build up(verb)

    enlarge, develop, or increase by degrees or in stages

    "build up your savings"

    Synonyms:
    progress, develop, fortify, build, ramp up, arm, work up, gird

  2. build up, work up, build, progress(verb)

    form or accumulate steadily

    "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"

    Synonyms:
    work out, fortify, get up, progress, come on, construct, go on, arm, build, come along, develop, move on, shape up, pass on, march on, get along, advance, establish, gird, ramp up, get on, make, work up

  3. arm, build up, fortify, gird(verb)

    prepare oneself for a military confrontation

    "The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"; "troops are building up on the Iraqi border"

    Synonyms:
    progress, lace, develop, fortify, encircle, girdle, fort, build, ramp up, beef up, spike, arm, work up, strengthen, gird

  4. build up, work up, build, ramp up(verb)

    bolster or strengthen

    "We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports"

    Synonyms:
    progress, develop, construct, make, fortify, get up, establish, build, ramp up, arm, work up, work out, gird

  5. build up, develop(verb)

    change the use of and make available or usable

    "develop land"; "The country developed its natural resources"; "The remote areas of the country were gradually built up"

    Synonyms:
    rise, fortify, grow, educate, produce, progress, modernize, spring up, modernise, explicate, make grow, arm, acquire, evolve, build, germinate, develop, break, train, uprise, get, originate, gird, ramp up, recrudesce, formulate, arise, work up, prepare

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. build up

    Synonyms:
    augment, beget, breed, cherish, colonize, develop, foster, increase, plant, populate, propagate, replenish, settle

    Antonyms:
    annihilate, banish, destroy, eradicate, expel, exterminate, extirpate, overthrow, remove, root out, uproot, wipe out

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How to use build up in a sentence?

  1. Olivier Giroud:

    I don't feel frustrated. As long as the team wins, I'm happy. I try to open gaps, to play in the build-up. My game is also to play for my team mates, it's my altruistic side, i've given assists for three goals here, but for sure I'd like to score. But if we win without me scoring, I'll be happy with that too.

  2. William Wordsworth:

    Wisdom and spirit of the Universe Thou soul is the eternity of thought That giv'st to forms and images a breath And everlasting motion Not in vain By day or star-light thus from by first dawn Of childhood didst thou intertwine for me The passions that build up our human soul, Not with the mean and vulgar works of man, But with high objects, with enduring things, With life and nature, purifying thus The elements of feeling and of thought, And sanctifying, by such discipline Both pain and fear, until we recognize A grandeur in the beatings of the heart.

  3. Frank Gillett:

    People don't drop their brand new phones and run out and get new ones immediately, it takes a while to build up steam as people hit the replacement cycle.

  4. Philip Banks-Welsh:

    There have been near-miss incidents in the past, and( they have become) probably more prevalent over the last 6 months, I would say. There's been a build-up towards this sort of incident. The incident in itself doesn't surprise me, it was almost inevitable, this incident seems to have entered into a whole different ball game in terms of the malicious intent, it's pretty clear from the accounts I've seen that this individual or individuals were intentionally flying across the airspace to cause disruptions.

  5. Stepan Poltorak:

    There is a threat still because the military groups of the (separatists)... and Russian troops continue to build up their forces, bringing additional equipment and ammunition and of course their plans are not peaceful, one should not be naive and think that Putin has given up his plans to seize Ukraine, to destabilize the situation in Ukraine. He's just changing his tactics and strategies, but his goal remains the same: to seize Ukraine.


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  • συγκέντρωσηGreek
  • construirSpanish
  • vahvistaa, kertyä, kasautua, voimistaa, kasaantua, varustaaFinnish
  • versterken, opstapelenDutch
  • построитьRussian

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