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Synonyms for bolsterˈboʊl stər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bolster, long pillow(verb)

    a pillow that is often put across a bed underneath the regular pillows

    bolster, long pillow

  2. bolster, bolster up(verb)

    support and strengthen

    "bolster morale"

    bolster, pad, bolster up

  3. bolster(verb)

    prop up with a pillow or bolster

    pad, bolster up

  4. pad, bolster(verb)

    add padding to

    "pad the seat of the chair"

    footslog, tramp, trudge, aggrandise, bolster, fill out, aggrandize, slog, blow up, embroider, embellish, lard, dramatise, pad, plod, dramatize, bolster up


  1. bolster(noun)

    Dutch wife

  2. bolster(verb)

    To brace, reinforce, secure, or support.

    Dutch wife

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

upholstery, strengthen, reinforce, enhance, support

Translations for bolster

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • възглавница, крепя, поддържам, подпирамBulgarian
  • podhlavník, posílit seCzech
  • bolsterDanish
  • PolsterGerman
  • μαξιλάρα, στυλώνω, υποστηρίζωGreek
  • tyyny, tukea, vahvistaaFinnish
  • traversinFrench
  • adhairt, ceannadhairtIrish
  • capezzaleItalian
  • მუთაქაGeorgian
  • versterken, veilig stellen, ondersteunenDutch
  • cabeceira, apoiarPortuguese
  • подде́рживать, крепи́ть, подпира́ть, ва́лик, поду́шкаRussian
  • bolster, stödjaSwedish
  • దిండుTelugu
  • tchefsîWalloon

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