Learning English

Word: Buttress

Buttress (Verb)

Sentence with Context:

Europe’s monetary and fiscal titans are finally moving in lockstep as a wave of German stimulus buttressing additional central-bank easing heralds the prospect of a new era of policy coordination in the region.

Source: www.bloomberg.com

The pandemic is a powerful reminder of the impact of the digital divide. It is building the case for treating internet access as a public utility: an essential service that needs to be properly regulated and buttressed by the state.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Meaning: Provide support; Increase the strength or justification for; Reinforce

Synonyms

Strengthen, Reinforce, Fortify, Support, Cement, Uphold, Confirm, Defend, Maintain

Antonyms

Undercut, Undermine, Weaken

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

The “Butt-ress” can be remembered by using “Butt+Rest“, “Butt” reminding ourselves of our buttocks. Imagine yourself sitting on small pillar to give your butt some support and rest. The pillar is thus acting as a buttress (noun) for your body. Remember thus.

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