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Synonyms for bolstering

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  • aid
  • boost
  • buoy
  • buttress
  • cushion
  • help
  • maintain
  • reinforce
  • shore up
  • strengthen
  • support
  • sustain
  • assist
  • brace
  • bulwark
  • carry
  • pillow
  • prop
  • stay
  • uphold
  • bear up
  • buck up
  • hold up
  • pick up

Antonyms for bolstering

  • block
  • decrease
  • discourage
  • halt
  • hinder
  • hurt
  • injure
  • let down
  • neglect
  • obstruct
  • stop
  • undermine
  • weaken
  • not support
  • prevent
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.