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Synonyms for build up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. build up(verb)

    enlarge, develop, or increase by degrees or in stages

    "build up your savings"

    Synonyms:
    progress, develop, fortify, build up, build, ramp up, arm, work up, gird

  2. build up, work up, build, progress(verb)

    form or accumulate steadily

    "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"

    Synonyms:
    work out, fortify, get up, progress, come on, construct, go on, arm, build, come along, develop, move on, shape up, build up, pass on, march on, get along, advance, establish, gird, ramp up, get on, make, work up

  3. arm, build up, fortify, gird(verb)

    prepare oneself for a military confrontation

    "The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"; "troops are building up on the Iraqi border"

    Synonyms:
    progress, lace, develop, fortify, encircle, girdle, build up, fort, build, ramp up, beef up, spike, arm, work up, strengthen, gird

  4. build up, work up, build, ramp up(verb)

    bolster or strengthen

    "We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports"

    Synonyms:
    progress, develop, construct, make, fortify, get up, build up, establish, build, ramp up, arm, work up, work out, gird

  5. build up, develop(verb)

    change the use of and make available or usable

    "develop land"; "The country developed its natural resources"; "The remote areas of the country were gradually built up"

    Synonyms:
    rise, fortify, grow, educate, produce, progress, modernize, spring up, modernise, explicate, make grow, arm, acquire, evolve, build, germinate, develop, break, train, uprise, build up, get, originate, gird, ramp up, recrudesce, formulate, arise, work up, prepare

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. build up

    Synonyms:
    augment, beget, breed, cherish, colonize, develop, foster, increase, plant, populate, propagate, replenish, settle

    Antonyms:
    annihilate, banish, destroy, eradicate, expel, exterminate, extirpate, overthrow, remove, root out, uproot, wipe out


Translations for build up

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  • συγκέντρωσηGreek
  • vahvistaa, kertyä, kasautua, voimistaa, kasaantua, varustaaFinnish
  • versterken, opstapelenDutch

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