Pad is defined as to walk softly, or to stuff, or to add unnecessary information.
To support the spirits, vitality, or resolution of; encourage:
Support is defined as to provide comfort, encouragement or financial assistance to someone.
To support by placing something beneath or against; shore up.
To maintain at a high level; support:
To strengthen by adding extra support or material.
To support by aid, influence, protection, etc.
To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot:
To urge others to support; promote
To keep from happening; avert:
To get in the way of so as to hide from sight.
To keep back; restrain; get in the way of; prevent; stop
Find another word for bolstering. In this page you can discover 17 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for bolstering, like: padding, upholding, sustaining, supporting, propping, buoying, strengthening, reinforcing, maintaining, helping and boosting.