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.
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.
Meaning: Provide support; Increase the strength or justification for; Reinforce
Strengthen, Reinforce, Fortify, Support, Cement, Uphold, Confirm, Defend, Maintain
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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