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Present participle for to strengthen or provide support to
“Thick-stemmed vegetation will later be used to help bolster the walls of the above-ground structure.”
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Present participle for to corroborate or substantiate a claim or an idea
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“Manning pointed to the riot to bolster his argument that integrated military training would never work.”
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Present participle for to strengthen or reaffirm in rank or position
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Present participle for to promote or nurture the development of
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Present participle for to suffuse with vigor, life, energy, or spirit
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Present participle for to free from fear, doubt or anxiety
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Present participle for to contribute in some way to
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Present participle for to make progress or increase the skill of
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Present participle for to maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures
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Present participle for to provide assistance, typically financially
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Present participle for to receive and reduce the force of an impact
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Present participle for to preserve from extinction or oblivion
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Present participle for to become or make larger or more extensive
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Present participle for to publicly recommend or support
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Present participle for to care for and protect (someone or something) while they are growing
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Present participle for to protect with an outer layer
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The action or process of reinforcing or strengthening
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The act of corroborating, strengthening, or confirming
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Adjective
Serving to alleviate a person's feelings of grief or distress
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