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bolster bolstering
support or improve something
  • How to Memorize
    • bolster - support
  • Analysis

    When you ‘bolster’ something you strengthen or increase it. The word is frequently used in relation to things like a person’s confidence, courage, efforts, chances, etc. It is most commonly encountered in a professional context and has only positive connotations.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Antonymsundermineobstruct, hinder,
  • Example(s)
    1. Sealing that important deal will no doubt bolster your chances of securing that promotion you’re after.

    2. John is very down after making that costly mistake. We need to find a way of bolstering his confidence.

    3. I think we should add Jane to the task force. Her presence will bolster an already strong team.