bolster bolster  /ˈboʊl stər/


  1. (v) support and strengthen
  2. (n) a pillow that is often put across a bed underneath the regular pillows
  3. (v) prop up with a pillow or bolster
  4. (v) add padding to



  1. However, the impression that Israel had helped bolster the Georgian military was one the Israeli Foreign Ministry was anxious to avoid.
  2. Japan struggles to bolster its wobbly financial system.
  3. In 2003, the city banned cigarettes in virtually all workplaces, restaurants and bars as part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's crusade to bolster public health.


  1. Britain presses territories on tax action before G8 summit

    LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron will press its overseas tax havens to sign up to an international transparency treaty in London on Saturday, hoping to bolster British credibility ahead of next week's G8 summit. Britain is looking to ensure its self-governing regions, some of which are world-leading tax havens, are taking action to improve information sharing before Cameron meets ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Rookies fitting in on Seahawks defensive line

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Seattle's secondary was already one of the league's best and the Seahawks had signed free agents Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett to help bolster the defensive end position.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Market Chatter: Rio Tinto Gains 3.4% Amid Reports of Asset Sales To Bolster Balance Sheet

    Rio Tinto ( RIO ) ADRs are up 3.5% amid reports the Anglo-Australian miner is seeking to sell more assets to bolster its balance sheet. Rio Tinto is looking to receive final bids for its
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Nasdaq


  1. Rice explained that this "renewed commitment" to the region is intended to "help bolster forces of moderation and support a broader strategy to counter the negative influences of Al Qaida, Hezbollah, Syria and Iran".
    on Aug 1, 2007 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: GulfNews

  2. "We must safeguard the interests of American taxpayers, protect the hundreds of thousands of automobile workers and retirees, stop the erosion of our manufacturing base, and bolster our economy," Pelosi and Reid wrote.
    on Nov 8, 2008 By: Harry Reid Source: Washington Post

  3. "The Hungarian authorities have developed a comprehensive policy package that will bolster the economy's near-term stability and improve its long-term growth potential," Stauss-Kahn added. "At the same time it is designed to restore investor...
    on Oct 29, 2008 By: Dominique Strauss-Kahn Source: AFP

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