- 1. boost, encouragement, aid, assist, assistance, help
- usage: the act of giving hope or support to someone
- 2. rise, boost, hike, cost increase, increase, increment
- usage: an increase in cost; "they asked for a 10% rise in rates"
- 3. boost, push, pushing
- usage: the act of giving a push; "he gave her a boost over the fence"
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- 1. hike, hike up, boost, raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up
- usage: increase; "The landlord hiked up the rents"
- 2. boost, increase
- usage: give a boost to; be beneficial to; "The tax cut will boost the economy"
- 3. promote, advance, boost, further, encourage, support, back up
- usage: contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
- 4. boost, advance, supercharge, increase
- usage: increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit"
- 5. boost, thrust
- usage: push or shove upward, as if from below or behind; "The singer had to be boosted onto the stage by a special contraption"
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