Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun boost

3 senses of boost

Sense 1
boost, encouragement -- (the act of giving hope or support to someone)
       => aid, assist, assistance, help -- (the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading")

Sense 2
rise, boost, hike, cost increase -- (an increase in cost; "they asked for a 10% rise in rates")
       => increase, increment -- (the amount by which something increases; "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare")

Sense 3
boost -- (the act of giving a push; "he gave her a boost over the fence")
       => push, pushing -- (the act of applying force in order to move something away; "he gave the door a hard push"; "the pushing is good exercise")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb boost

5 senses of boost

Sense 1
hike, hike up, boost -- (increase; "The landlord hiked up the rents")
       => raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up -- (raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load")

Sense 2
boost -- (give a boost to; be beneficial to; "The tax cut will boost the economy")
       => increase -- (make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted")

Sense 3
promote, advance, boost, further, encourage -- (contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom")
       => support, back up -- (give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up")

Sense 4
boost, advance, supercharge -- (increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit")
       => increase -- (make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted")

Sense 5
boost -- (push or shove upward, as if from below or behind; "The singer had to be boosted onto the stage by a special contraption")
       => thrust -- (push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward")

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