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Synonyms for buoy
ˈbu i, bɔɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. buoy(verb)

    bright-colored; a float attached by rope to the seabed to mark channels in a harbor or underwater hazards

  2. buoy(verb)

    float on the surface of water

    Synonyms:
    buoy up

  3. buoy, buoy up(verb)

    keep afloat

    "The life vest buoyed him up"

    Synonyms:
    buoy up, lighten up, lighten

  4. buoy(verb)

    mark with a buoy

    Synonyms:
    buoy up

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. buoy

    Synonyms:
    float, support, sustain, elevate, elate, assure, animate, cheer, inspire

    Antonyms:
    sink, drown, depress, swamp, overcome, deject, crush, fail, betray

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. buoy(n.)

    Synonyms:
    float (to indicate shoals, anchoring places, &c.)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "buoy":

    floatie, buoys, drifters, lifeline, beacon, lifebuoys, floats

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How to use buoy in a sentence?

  1. Le Cun:

    I am 100% positive that there were no signs on the buoy, i know that because my boat was tied to that buoy.

  2. Le Cun:

    There is an eight-foot buoy floating at the point of the intake piping, which has been in place since the plant opened, and states that people should stay 100 feet away. There are three intake pipes, which extend for a quarter mile along the floor of the ocean, and the one that the diver swam into is 16 feet in diameter with a protective cap.

  3. Peter Wallerstein:

    It's in pretty good condition, it looks a little thin. It's swimming really good. We put a buoy on it last night that should slow it down, and we should be able to spot it.

  4. Jennifer Lehr:

    The message a child gets is that not only is another person's emotional state their responsibility but that they must also sacrifice their own bodies to buoy another's ego or satisfy their desire for love or affection, certainly no parent would wish for their teenager or adult child to feel pressure to reciprocate unwanted sexual advances, yet many teach their children at a young age that it's their job to use their bodies to make others happy.

  5. Avtar Sandu:

    Normally it takes at least two quarters before things start to pick up but there's always hope for new stimulus in the market that will buoy the economy.

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