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English noun: boost

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


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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