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English noun: buttress

1. buttress (artifact) a support usually of stone or brick; supports the wall of a building


Broader (hypernym)support

Narrower (hyponym)arc-boutant, flying buttress

English verb: buttress

1. buttress (change) reinforce with a buttress

SamplesButtress the church.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)reenforce, reinforce

2. buttress (change) make stronger or defensible

SamplesButtress your thesis.

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

Broader (hypernym)beef up, fortify, strengthen

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