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bolstered

[ bohl-ster ]SEE DEFINITION OF bolstered

Synonyms for bolstered

  • 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
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Antonyms for bolstered

  • block
  • decrease
  • discourage
  • halt
  • hinder
  • hurt
  • injure
  • let down
  • neglect
  • obstruct
  • stop
  • undermine
  • weaken
  • not support
  • prevent
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOLSTERED

They gently raised him, bolstered him with pillows, and told him he had long been ill.

He was no aristocrat, propped and bolstered by grand relatives.

Then she wanted to sit on the divan and she bolstered me up with pillows.

Bolstered for the moment by this resolve, she threw back her head and raised her eyes.

His pride was bolstered up, his blood ran once more in pride.

One afternoon Ellen was sitting, alone as usual, bolstered up in bed.

I thought of the times when I had put up a braver fight, bolstered only with pride.

WE have been bolstered up from evil, since the hour we were born.

We have been bolstered up from evil, since the hour we were born.

That woman in Italy may be bolstered up at last, if you refuse him.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English bolster "bolster, cushion, something stuffed so that it swells up," especially "long, stuffed pillow," from Proto-Germanic *bolkhstraz (cf. Old Norse bolstr, Danish, Swedish, Dutch bolster, German polster), from PIE *bhelgh- "to swell" (see belly (n.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BOLSTERED

backed

adjectivesupported
  • advocated
  • aided
  • approved
  • assisted
  • bankrolled
  • bolstered
  • boosted
  • championed
  • encouraged
  • endorsed
  • favored
  • financed
  • fostered
  • furthered
  • helped
  • promoted
  • propped
  • seconded
  • sponsored
  • underwritten
  • upheld

supported

adjectivesupported physically
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