Pronunciation of Brace
/bɹˈe͡ɪs/, /bɹˈe‍ɪs/, /b_ɹ_ˈeɪ_s/

Synonyms for brace:

Sense 1

numeral, forearm, crutch, shoal, triangle, uphold, addition sign, triumvirate, punctuation, equal sign, trinity, encourage, division sign, trifecta, multiplication sign, troika, pi, gaggle, renew, plus sign, minus sign, foursome, splint, beam.

Sense 2

hive, four, Underpinning, X, prop up, bevy, pairing, shore, leg, herd, part, stiffen, gird, minus.

Sense 3

pride, swarm, stand by, mob, quintet, drove, trio, colony, sextet, quartet, steel.

Sense 4

troop, flock, plus.

Sense 5

plague, community, litter, pod, hold up.

Sense 6

triple, flight, screw up.

Sense 7


Sense 10


Sense 11


Sense 13



braces, suspenders.


keystone, slat.




harden, toughen.




dot, speech marks, square bracket, bullet point, comma, colon, decimal point, hyphen, full stop, scare quotes, space, hyphenate, punctuation mark, dash, punctuate, bad break, quote, ditto, exclamation point, slash, semicolon, quotation marks, inverted comma, curly brackets, ampersand, point, bullet, parenthesis, question mark, apostrophe.






exhilarate, stimulate.


beef up.



Other synonyms and related words:

energise, bevy, mob, stanchion, plague, drove, ampersand, flight, four, beam, reinforcement, perk, school, plus sign, fire, colon, stabilise, exclamation point, braces, triumvirate, pi, arouse, hive, bitstock, Pas De Deux, stimulate, twain, have, keystone, rouse, stabilize, doubleton, litter, bring up, splint, becalm, pairing, hyphen, poise, forearm, pack, question mark, bridge, percolate, bear, raise, suspender, call forth, apostrophe, slat, invoke, stiffen, uphold, distich, come alive, sextet, provoke, spur, parenthesis, Underpinning, dot, undergird, calm, bullet, flock, duad, pod, liven, call down, gird, perk up, gain vigor, curly brackets, exhilarate, shore, rope, couple, shake up, community, screw up, hasten, crutch, troika, conjure up, mates, quintet, space, bolster, vitalize, plus, induce, quartet, herd, steel, foursome, bracing, renew, evoke, straddle, prop up, duette, make, kindle, gaggle, slash, dash, semicolon, awaken, awake, wake, X, carry, troop, enkindle, quotation marks, cause, jump-start, PSYCH, elicit, ditto, mounting, get, pride, ballast, suspenders, colony, comma, gallus, rush, balance, underpin, score, wake up, encourage, stir, trifecta, hold up, excite, minus, waken, quicken, shake, conjure, steady, sustain, leg, put forward.

Sense 1 (noun)

crutch, stanchion, beam, bolster, reinforcement, splint, shore.

Sense 2 (noun)


Sense 3 (noun)

prop up, bear, hold up.

Sense 4 (noun)

steel, forearm, gird.

Sense 6 (noun)

community, bevy, drove, flock, gaggle, flight, herd, colony, hive.

Sense 7 (noun)

stand by.

Sense 8 (noun)

foursome, quintet, pairing, quartet, four, score.

brace (noun)

duad, couplet, energize, suspender, pair, distich, energise, steady, yoke, dyad, twosome, couple, span, bracing, stabilise, poise, duo, stabilize, twain, perk up, stimulate, bitstock, duet, braces, gallus, arouse, doubleton.

cord (noun)


duality (noun)

duet, dyad, pair, span, doublet, two, twosome, couple, team, yoke, couplet, duo, match.

fastener (noun)

cleat, stay, glue, guy, stitch, go-between, coupling, binding, thread, ligament, clamp, link, button, spike, splice, Vinculum, chain, lock, clinch, braid, brad, clasp, fuse, cinch, strap, seal, mediator, staple, hasp, zipper, pin, mucilage, knot, fastening, agent, snap, hook, bolt, string, lace, cincture, bracket, vise, fastener, middleman, rivet, cotter, weld, band, buckle, tack, skewer, closure, rabbet, suture, binder, knitting, hitch, belt, cement, medium, connector, bonding, catch, hinge, twine, latch, tie, grapnel, bond, nail, anchor, paste, hawser, clip.

grip (noun)


handle (noun)

lug, pull, handle, stock, spindle, knocker, crank, brake, shank, knob, doorknob, trigger.

leg (noun)


punctuation (noun)

bullet, bullet point, ampersand, apostrophe, colon, bad break, comma.

support (noun)

clamp, stanchion, bolster, bracket, crutch, splice, shore, stay, guy, buttress, splint, support, band, prop, reinforcement, Underpinning.

tie (noun)

zipper, ligament, tie.

emotion (verb)


strengthen (verb)

buttress, invigorate, beef up, fortify, vivify, toughen, strengthen, temper, energize, support, reinforce, enliven, prop, empower, harden.

support (verb)

steel, strap, reinforce, tie, support, steady, gird, fortify, strengthen, reinforcement, hold up, uphold.

Usage examples for brace:

  • " Brace your feet, Sonny," the man shouted. - "Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels", Percy Keese Fitzhugh.
  • Brace up, sis, and be pleasant. - "Her Prairie Knight", B.M. Sinclair, AKA B. M. Bower.
  • It's only last week that she could have the brace taken off. - "Georgina of the Rainbows", Annie Fellows Johnston.

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