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1. 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)

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Words that Rhyme with Brace

  • arianespace
  • jonbenet's
  • worst-case
  • misplace
  • interlace
  • displace
  • disgrace
  • retrace
  • lambastes
  • degrace
  • replace
  • incase
  • encase
  • deface
  • debase
  • trace
  • space
  • place
  • grace
  • glace
  • frace
  • erase
  • efface
  • drace
  • crace
  • apace
  • wace
  • vase
  • rais
  • pace

Example sentences of the word brace


1. Verb, base form
As you do the upright row, brace your core to keep your back from arching backward.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Locate the joint between the front brace of the cabinet and the bottom of your countertop at a corner.

Quotes containing the word brace


1. Diana Sporting a Remington Sendero SF II {Couplet} Over one shoulder hung a rifle, over the other swung a brace of pheasants;She was a no-nonsense breed of sniper, a viper with no time for fangs of conscience.
- Beryl Dov

2. 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)

3. 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)

4. 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)

5. 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)

6. 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)

7. 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)

8. 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)

9. brace

noun. ['ˈbreɪs'] elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural).

Synonyms

  • strap
  • man's clothing
  • suspender
  • shoulder strap

Antonyms

  • insentience
  • inanimateness
  • inanimate
  • depress

Etymology

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

10. brace

noun. ['ˈbreɪs'] either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material.

Synonyms

  • punctuation mark

Antonyms

  • break
  • falsify

Etymology

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