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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.


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.


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

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)peg

Antonymsdestabilise, destabilize

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