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English noun: boast

1. boast (communication) speaking of yourself in superlatives

Synonymsboasting, jactitation, self-praise

Broader (hypernym)speech act

Narrower (hyponym)bluster, brag, braggadocio, bragging, crow, crowing, gasconade, line-shooting, rhodomontade, rodomontade, self-assertion, vaporing, vaunt

English verb: boast

1. boast (communication) show off

Synonymsblow, bluster, brag, gas, gasconade, shoot a line, swash, tout, vaunt

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s to somebody

Broader (hypernym)amplify, exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, overstate

Narrower (hyponym)crow, gloat, puff, triumph

2. boast (stative) wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner

SamplesShe was sporting a new hat.

Synonymsfeature, sport

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)feature, have

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