Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
 
Lookup History
boost

boost

 
 
pronunciation:
bust
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
features:
Word Combinations (verb, noun)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: boosted, boosting, boosts
definition 1: to raise to a higher position by pushing from below.
He boosted the child up so she could see over the counter.
synonyms:
elevate, heft, jack up, lift, raise
similar words:
heave, heighten, hoist, pick, promote, rise, support
definition 2: to increase.
The advertising campaign boosted sales.
synonyms:
aggrandize, amplify, hike, increase, inflate, jack up, raise
antonyms:
lower
similar words:
advance, elevate, lift, magnify, upgrade
definition 3: to promote enthusiastically.
She will boost her favorite team.
synonyms:
aggrandize, hype
antonyms:
diminish
similar words:
advance, advertise, advocate, encourage, endorse, forward, further, plug, promote, recommend, tout
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a lift or push to a higher position.
synonyms:
hike, hoist, lift
similar words:
heave, push
definition 2: an increase.
a boost in sales
synonyms:
gain, hike, increase, inflation, raise, rise
similar words:
elevation
definition 3: something that provides aid or encouragement.
The good grade on her paper gave her a boost.
synonyms:
inspiration, uplift
antonyms:
comedown
similar words:
blessing, help, incentive, lift, pick-me-up, refresher
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature