To bear the weight of, especially from below; keep from falling, sinking, or slipping:
To brace or support with a stay or stays
To strengthen by adding extra support or material.
To support by placing something beneath or against; shore up.
To support with piles.
To lengthen or increase, especially with extraneous or false information:
To equip or support with braces
To urge others to support; promote
To prop up as with a bolster; support, strengthen, or reinforce
To support the spirits, vitality, or resolution of; encourage:
To substantiate is to prove a claim to be true or back up a claim with evidence.
Back is defined as to support or to move in a backward motion.
A prop, as a beam, placed under or against something as a support or stabilizer; specif., any of the timbers used to support a boat or ship that is out of water
Find another word for buttresses. In this page you can discover 17 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for buttresses, like: upholds, supports, struts, stays, reinforces, props, piles, pads, braces, boosts and bolsters.