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Definition 1: the act of giving hope or support to someone - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for boost in the sense of this definition

(boost is a kind of ...) the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

"he gave me an assist with the housework" "could not walk without assistance" "rescue party went to their aid" "offered his help in unloading"

(... is a kind of boost ) anything that serves to increase morale

"the sight of flowers every morning was my morale builder"

Definition 2: the act of giving a push - [noun denoting act]

Samples where boost or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave her a boost over the fence

(boost is a kind of ...) the act of applying force in order to move something away

"he gave the door a hard push" "the pushing is good exercise"

Definition 3: an increase in cost - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where boost or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they asked for a 10% rise in rates

Synonyms for boost in the sense of this definition

(boost is a kind of ...) the amount by which something increases

"they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"

Definition 4: increase or raise - [verb of change]

Samples where boost or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • boost the voltage in an electrical circuit

Synonyms for boost in the sense of this definition

(boost is a kind of ...) make bigger or more

"The boss finally increased her salary" "The university increased the number of students it admitted"

Definition 5: give a boost to; be beneficial to - [verb of change]

Samples where boost or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The tax cut will boost the economy

(boost is a kind of ...) make bigger or more

"The boss finally increased her salary" "The university increased the number of students it admitted"

Definition 6: push or shove upward, as if from below or behind - [verb of contact]

Samples where boost or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The singer had to be boosted onto the stage by a special contraption

(boost is a kind of ...) push forcefully

"He thrust his chin forward"

Definition 7: increase - [verb of motion]

Samples where boost or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The landlord hiked up the rents

Synonyms for boost in the sense of this definition

(boost is a kind of ...) raise from a lower to a higher position

"Raise your hands" "Lift a load"

Samples where boost or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom

Synonyms for boost in the sense of this definition

(boost is a kind of ...) give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to

"She supported him during the illness" "Her children always backed her up"

(... is a kind of boost ) give one's silent approval to

(... is a kind of boost ) promote the growth of

"Foster our children's well-being and education"

(... is a kind of boost ) incite or stimulate

"The Academy was formed to spur research"

(... is a kind of boost ) contribute to the furtherance of

"This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries"

(... is a kind of boost ) take further or advance

"carry a cause"

(... is a kind of boost ) support or promote

"His admiration fed her vanity"

(... is a kind of boost ) be conducive to

"The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"

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