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English verb: stabilise

1. stabilise (contact) support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace


SamplesBrace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel.


Synonymsbrace, stabilize, steady


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)beef up, fortify, strengthen


Narrower (hyponym)ballast, guy

2. stabilise (change) become stable or more stable


SamplesThe economy stabilized.


Synonymsstabilize


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)becalm, calm, root, settle, settle down, steady, steady down, take root


Antonymsdestabilise, destabilize

3. stabilise (change) make stable and keep from fluctuating or put into an equilibrium


SamplesThe drug stabilized her blood pressure.
Stabilize prices.


Synonymsstabilize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)peg


Antonymsdestabilise, destabilize









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