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1. undergird

verb. make secure underneath.

Synonyms

  • brace up
  • strengthen
  • fortify

Antonyms

  • devitalize
  • stay
  • disarm
  • take away

Etymology

  • gird (English)
  • gyrdan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • under- (English)

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2. undergird

verb. lend moral support to.

Synonyms

  • back up

Antonyms

  • disallow
  • boycott

Etymology

  • gird (English)
  • gyrdan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • under- (English)

Sentences with undergird


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The duties and job responsibilities of these two positions in many ways undergird the church's membership growth efforts by making attenders feel "at home."

2. Verb, base form
In a sense, this circulation of paper money helped undergird a new national identity.

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