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Synonyms for prop

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prop(noun)

    a support placed beneath or against something to keep it from shaking or falling

    airscrew, property, airplane propeller

  2. property, prop(noun)

    any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie

    "before every scene he ran down his checklist of props"

    attribute, airplane propeller, belongings, property, holding, dimension, airscrew, place

  3. airplane propeller, airscrew, prop(verb)

    a propeller that rotates to push against air

    airscrew, property, airplane propeller

  4. prop up, prop, shore up, shore(verb)

    support by placing against something solid or rigid

    "shore and buttress an old building"

    set ashore, shore, shore up, land, prop up

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. prop

    Support and sustain alike signify to hold up or keep up, to prevent from falling or sinking; but sustain has a special sense of continuous exertion or of great strength continuously exerted, as when we speak of sustained endeavor or a sustained note; a flower is supported by the stem or a temple-roof by arches; the foundations of a great building sustain an enormous pressure; to sustain life implies a greater exigency and need than to support life; to say one is sustained under affliction is to say more both of the severity of the trial and the completeness of the upholding than if we say he is supported. To bear is the most general word, denoting all holding up or keeping up of any object, whether in rest or motion; in the derived senses it refers to something that is a tax upon strength or endurance; as, to bear a strain; to bear pain or grief. To maintain is to keep in a state or condition, especially in an excellent and desirable condition; as, to maintain health or reputation; to maintain one's position; to maintain a cause or proposition is to hold it against opposition or difficulty. To support may be partial, to maintain is complete; maintain is a word of more dignity than support; a man supports his family; a state maintains an army or navy. To prop is always partial, signifying to add support to something that is insecure. Compare ABET; ENDURE; KEEP.

    bear, carry, cherish, hold up, keep, keep up, maintain, support, sustain, uphold

    abandon, betray, break down, cast down, demolish, desert, destroy, drop, let go, overthrow, throw down, wreck

    The roof is supported by, on, or upon pillars; the family was supported on or upon a pittance, or by charity.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. prop(n)

    support, stay, buttress, shore, strut, pin

    superstructure, superincumbency, top-weight, gravitation, extirpation, subverter, destroyer

  2. prop(v)

    sustain, support, stay, maintain

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. prop(v. a.)

    support, sustain, uphold, hold up, shore up

  2. prop(n.)

    support, stay, brace, FULCRUM

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. prop(n)

    buttress, stay, support, brace, fulcrum, shore, stanchion

  2. prop(v)

    buttress, brace, stay, support, sustain, shore up

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    propeller, helix, accessory, ancillary

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How to use prop in a sentence?

  1. Rashida Tlaib:

    Just because someone has a person of color, a black person working for them, does not mean they aren't racist, and it is insensitive that some would even say -- the fact that someone would actually use a prop, a black woman in this chamber, in House Oversight Committee, is alone racist in itself.

  2. Philip Petursson:

    At this point I would say you'd still want to be cautious on the miners as well as the energy sector, i think the pop today is really in relation to China and expectations of continued stimulus. How much that helps to prop up the metals is subject to pretty wide debate. We're still in a supply glut situation.

  3. Ian Kernohan:

    We had coordinated central bank action at the height of the crisis but I don't think we are at that stage now, is it the central banks' job to prop up markets all the time? Are we in a crisis, or are we just having a scare from weak China manufacturing data?

  4. Nile Gardiner:

    There is a real danger for some sort of large-scale Iranian intervention to prop up the Assad regime at the same time as the Kurds are making progress against ISIS; so a war on several fronts.

  5. Vanessa Bain:

    We're in a situation where, excluding legal remedies to Prop 22, we really need to go above its head and go to the federal level.

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