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Definition 1: a support usually of stone or brick; supports the wall of a building - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for buttress in the sense of this definition

(buttress is a kind of ...) supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation

"the statue stood on a marble support"

(... is a kind of buttress ) a buttress that stands apart from the main structure and connected to it by an arch

Definition 2: make stronger or defensible - [verb of change]

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

  • buttress your thesis

(buttress is a kind of ...) make strong or stronger

"This exercise will strengthen your upper body" "strengthen the relations between the two countries"

Definition 3: reinforce with a buttress - [verb of change]

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

  • Buttress the church

(buttress is a kind of ...) make stronger

"he reinforced the concrete"

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