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boost

boost

 
 
pronunciation:
bust
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: boosted, boosting, boosts
definition 1: to raise to a higher position by pushing from below.
He boosted the child up so that she could see over the counter.
synonyms:
elevate, jack up, lift, raise
similar words:
heave, heighten, hoist, pick, promote, rise, support
definition 2: to make greater or higher; increase.
The store boosted the price of vegetables.
synonyms:
amplify, increase, inflate, jack up, raise
similar words:
advance, lift, upgrade
definition 3: to give support or help to.
Miss Rogers boosted my spirits by reading to me.
synonyms:
hype
similar words:
advance, advertise, advocate, endorse, forward, further, plug, promote, recommend
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a lift or push to a higher position.
Give me a boost over the fence, please.
synonyms:
lift
similar words:
heave, push
definition 2: something that gives aid or support.
Hearing the symphony gave her a boost.
synonyms:
inspiration
similar words:
blessing, help, incentive, lift, refresher