UnivSource.com - Your Most Comprehensive Source for Information on Universities
Google
  Web UnivSource.com

You're Here : UnivSource Home > Vocabulary Builder (Beta Version)


The current version of the vocabulary builder covers over 2720 words & is useful for students preparing for academic English examinations such as SAT, GRE, GMAT, etc. Now you can also listen to the pronunciation of words. - Refer a Friend.


SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

buttress (verb) support; prop.

When you buttress something, you support it. You prop it up, you strengthen it. For example, when you want to strengthen your argument, you quote statistics, you produce evidences. That is, you buttress your arguments by quoting statistics and evidences. 'She has buttressed her claim for a hike in her pay by exceeding her targets.' This means, by exceeding her targets, she has now stronger claims for asking for a rise in her pay. You buttress your right to a property by producing documents in your favor. This means, you prove more strongly your right to a property with the support of the documents.

  • The substantial increase in the sales of the product buttresses the company's claim that their product is more popular than those of the other companies.
  • His higher score average in all the games played so far, and his better record of human relations, than those of the other members of his team, buttress his continuance as the captain of his team.
Useful Links
Download Our iPhone App
Download Our Android App
Earn Your Degree Online
Earn Your Art & Design Degree Online
Earn Your Business Degree Online
Earn Your Culinary Degree Online
Earn Your Education Degree Online
Earn Your Health Care Degree Online
Earn Your Law & Justice Degree Online
Earn Your Psychology Degree Online
Earn Your Technicians Degree Online
Earn Your Technology Degree Online
US Universities by Name
US Universities by Program
US Universities by State
Canadian Universities by Name
Canadian Universities by Region
Feedback

Last Modified : 11-May 2009
Best viewed with 1024 x 768 resolution & Microsoft Internet Explorer