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English noun: boost

1. boost (act) the act of giving hope or support to someone


Synonymsencouragement


Broader (hypernym)aid, assist, assistance, help


Narrower (hyponym)morale booster, morale building

2. boost (attribute) an increase in cost


SamplesThey asked for a 10% rise in rates.


Synonymscost increase, hike, rise


Broader (hypernym)increase, increment

3. boost (act) the act of giving a push


SamplesHe gave her a boost over the fence.


Broader (hypernym)push, pushing


English verb: boost

1. boost (motion) increase


SamplesThe landlord hiked up the rents.


Synonymshike, hike up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise

2. boost (change) give a boost to; be beneficial to


SamplesThe tax cut will boost the economy.


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


Broader (hypernym)increase

3. boost (social) contribute to the progress or growth of


SamplesI am promoting the use of computers in the classroom.


Synonymsadvance, encourage, further, promote


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


Broader (hypernym)back up, support


Narrower (hyponym)carry, conduce, connive at, contribute, feed, foster, further, help, lead, spur, wink at

4. boost (change) increase or raise


SamplesBoost the voltage in an electrical circuit.


Synonymsadvance, supercharge


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


Broader (hypernym)increase

5. boost (contact) push or shove upward, as if from below or behind


SamplesThe singer had to be boosted onto the stage by a special contraption.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)thrust









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