Synonyms
Antonyms

1. ankle-deep

adjective. coming only to the ankle or knee.

Synonyms

  • shallow

Antonyms

  • stay
  • profound

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Words that Rhyme with Ankle Brace

  • arianespace
  • {left-brace
  • left-brace
  • jonbenet's
  • }close-brace
  • worst-case
  • }right-brace
  • right-brace
  • misplace
  • interlace
  • displace
  • disgrace
  • retrace
  • lambastes
  • embrace
  • degrace
  • replace
  • incase
  • encase
  • deface
  • debase
  • trace
  • space
  • place
  • grace
  • glace
  • frace
  • erase
  • efface
  • drace

2. ankle

noun. ['ˈæŋkəl'] a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus.

Synonyms

  • talus
  • astragalus
  • gliding joint
  • ankle joint
  • articulatio plana
  • anklebone
  • astragal
  • mortise joint
  • leg

Etymology

  • ankel (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. brace

verb. ['ˈbreɪs'] support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace.

Synonyms

  • ballast
  • stabilize
  • guy
  • steady
  • strengthen
  • fortify
  • stabilise

Antonyms

  • action
  • activeness
  • change
  • travel

Etymology

  • brace (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bracchia (Latin)

4. brace

verb. ['ˈbreɪs'] prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult.

Synonyms

  • fix
  • ready
  • prepare
  • gear up
  • set up
  • poise
  • steel
  • nerve

Antonyms

  • ordinal
  • wife
  • husband
  • unyoke

Etymology

  • brace (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bracchia (Latin)

5. brace

verb. ['ˈbreɪs'] support by bracing.

Synonyms

  • support
  • sustain
  • hold
  • hold up

Antonyms

  • nonworker
  • ride
  • debilitating
  • activity

Etymology

  • brace (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bracchia (Latin)

6. brace

noun. ['ˈbreɪs'] a support that steadies or strengthens something else.

Synonyms

  • back brace
  • reinforcement
  • skeg
  • support
  • neck brace
  • knee brace
  • strengthener

Antonyms

  • cause to sleep
  • wake
  • fall asleep
  • stand still

Etymology

  • brace (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bracchia (Latin)

7. brace

noun. ['ˈbreɪs'] a carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring.

Synonyms

  • bitstock
  • brace and bit

Antonyms

  • relax
  • tense
  • stimulate

Etymology

  • brace (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bracchia (Latin)

8. brace

noun. ['ˈbreɪs'] a rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it.

Synonyms

  • rope

Antonyms

  • desensitize
  • dissuade

Etymology

  • brace (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bracchia (Latin)

9. brace

verb. ['ˈbreɪs'] cause to be alert and energetic.

Synonyms

  • revive
  • recreate
  • energise
  • invigorate
  • revivify
  • enliven
  • perk up
  • affect
  • arouse
  • liven up
  • cathect
  • reanimate
  • animate
  • renovate
  • reinvigorate
  • liven
  • stimulate
  • repair
  • vivify
  • quicken

Antonyms

  • sedate
  • de-energise
  • de-energize
  • woman

Etymology

  • brace (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bracchia (Latin)

10. brace

noun. ['ˈbreɪs'] an appliance that corrects dental irregularities.

Synonyms

  • dental appliance
  • orthodontic braces

Antonyms

  • unstrain
  • bore
  • curse

Etymology

  • brace (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bracchia (Latin)

Example sentences of the word ankle-brace


1. Noun Phrase
Your doctor may also recommend the use of an ankle brace to help reduce pressure placed on your peroneal tendons.

2. Noun Phrase
This can improve with strengthening exercises, but an ankle brace called an ankle-foot-orthosis (AFO) might be needed initially to assist with balance as your nerve heals.

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