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  Definition of brace
  1. a structural member used to stiffen a framework
  2. the stock of a tool used for turning a drilling bit
  3. an appliance that corrects dental irregularities
  4. a support that steadies or strengthens something else; "he wore a brace on his knee"
  5. elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)
  6. a rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it
  7. either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material
  8. a set of two similar things considered as a unit
  9. two items of the same kind
  10. cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn''t stimulate"
  11. support by bracing
  12. support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace; "brace your elbows while working on the potter''s wheel"
  13. prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
Similar Words: bracing, bitstock, braces, suspender, gallus, pair, couple, twosome, twain, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad, stimulate, arouse, energize, energise, perk up, steady, stabilize, stabilise, poise

 

Hyponyms: crosspiece, gusset, gusset plate, guy, guy cable, guy rope, stay, stringer, strut, tie, railroad tie, crosstie, sleeper, ankle brace, back brace, knee brace, neck brace, skeg, royal brace, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, doubleton, cathect, animate, recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate, repair, quicken, vivify, revivify, invigorate, reinvigorate, enliven, liven, liven up, tread, ballast, steel, nerve

 

Part Meronyms: framework, frame, framing, brace and bit

 

Derivational Morphology: steady, stabilize, stabilise, suspend, pair, geminate, match, mate, couple, twin, energizer, energiser, vitalizer, vitaliser, animator, energy, push, get-up-and-go, vigor, vigour, vim, vitality, energizing, activating, activation, bracer, pick-me-up, stimulant, stimulant drug, bracing, stabilization, stabilisation, aplomb, assuredness, cool, poise, sang-froid

 

Anagrams: caber, acerb

 

 
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