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English noun: buttress

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


Synonymsbuttressing


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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