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

3 senses of buildup

Sense 1
buildup -- (the act of building up an accumulation; "I envied his rapid buildup of assets"; "a military buildup in preparation for the invasion")
       => accumulation, accrual, accruement -- (the act of accumulating)

Sense 2
buildup -- (the result of the process of accumulation; "the buildup of leaves blocked the drain pipes")
       => accretion, accumulation -- (an increase by natural growth or addition)

Sense 3
buildup -- (highly favorable publicity and praise; "his letter of recommendation gave her a terrific buildup")
       => promotion, publicity, promotional material, packaging -- (a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution; "the packaging of new ideas")

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

5 senses of build up

Sense 1
build up -- (enlarge, develop, or increase by degrees or in stages; "build up your savings")
       => increase -- (make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted")

Sense 2
build up, work up, build, progress -- (form or accumulate steadily; "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border")
       => develop -- (grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time")

Sense 3
arm, build up, fortify, gird -- (prepare oneself for a military confrontation; "The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"; "troops are building up on the Iraqi border")

Sense 4
build up, work up, build, ramp up -- (bolster or strengthen; "We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports")
       => increase -- (make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted")

Sense 5
build up, develop -- (change the use of and make available or usable; "develop land"; "The country developed its natural resources"; "The remote areas of the country were gradually built up")
       => better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate -- (to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes")

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