Synonym of brace

Alternative for brace

braces, braced, bracing

Synonym: prop, strengthen, support, tie, tighten,

Antonym: loosen, relax,

Noun

A strengthening piece of iron or timber used in building or carpentry
support prop reinforcement buttress stay beam bracket mount shore truss column joist stanchion strut batten bolster bracer pole post rod spur underpinning mounting sprag arm band bar bearing block boom cantilever girder guy lever mainstay rafter rib skid splint staff stave strengthener sustainer pillar pier base upright frame trestle shaft pile piling framework abutment spar stand pedestal timber stud bulwark crosspiece foundation pilaster stake plinth leg rest crutch plank strip balk scaffolding hold stick crossbar backing scantling lath stringer lintel sill jamb substructure shoring reach axle vertical holder baulk groundwork transverse bail shelf bed cornerstone rack footing two-by-four supporter horse sawhorse wire tether spike shroud trussing boat part underpropping roof beam joint point d'appui platform counterfort structure support system orthopedic device fulcrum fixture pad substratum stilt rampart scaffold foothold flying buttress setting device arch back medium bedding underprop stiffener peg guide collar flotation means sustentation lining X-member K-member bandage tripod hook orthotic outrigger gird foot board seat pediment seating bottom basis ground structural section tie obelisk standard baluster pylon mast caryatid tower vault end bridge end jutting piece arch end end piece monolith newel telamon herm anchor crossmember stele peristyle backbone sile minaret colonnade monument cylinder totem linchpin purlin transom standby dependence reliance dependance centrepiece summer RSJ lynchpin bastion collar beam hammer beam tie beam upholder strength chief support spine centerpiece good right arm maintainer central component paling pale palisade picket rail cutwater cane baton subfloor truncheon trivet chock spoke billet shank end flagpole flagstaff dowel chassis subframe mace rule panel cradle bollard gatepost puncheon milepost stock marker doorpost lightpost fencepost fence post upright support boundary marker king post finger post beanpole

Noun

A drilling tool with a crank handle and a socket to hold a bit

Noun

A device fitted to something, in particular a weak or injured part of the body, to give support

Noun

(typography) A curved, pointed line connecting two or more words or lines, which are to be considered together

Noun

A point at which parts of a structure are joined
joint link connection coupling join junction juncture bond joining tie seam intersection jointure knot union weld splice linkage nexus meeting suture interconnection hinge confluence articulation coupler bracket node vinculum abutment commissure bridge point synapse junctive edge convergence linking alliance combination elbow coherence annexation assemblage conjugation tie-up pivot combine dovetail gore concatenation concursion miter hookup mitre collocation interface linkup attachment concourse coalition plug-in tie-in terminal gathering knee reunion mortise fastening ligature yoke loop unification hitch fusion connector network closure connecting ligament stitching affixation binding seal entanglement kink twist snarl interlacement tangle intertwinement bow line cord mixture blend splicing merger channel merging connective meeting point assembly construction combining consolidation conjunction criss-crossing crossing fitting together piecing together coming together jointing fixing repair affixing clamping pairing catch dependency juxtaposition clamp gusset tuck hem pleat ring cement contact relation stitch sew branch conduit ligation section association branching interchange vertex fork extension span transit copula rosette spiral braid twirl snag arch means of uniting contortion coil perplexity screw whirl apex reef knot square knot granny knot portal mapping fixture conjointment partnerhip uniting port amalgamation amalgamating integration synthesis blending fusing confederation federation commingling melding incorporation amalgam mingling compound correlation agglutination joining together centralisation commixture coadunation conciliation symbiosis congregation centralization mash-up swivel butt spring turning point center ball-and-socket hook centre crux axis pin fulcrum

Noun

Support used in engineering projects

Noun

A person who approves of and encourages a public figure, political party, policy, etc
supporter advocate champion adherent backer defender friend promoter proponent protagonist upholder ally fan follower advocator apologist apostle booster crusader espouser exponent expounder gospeler gospeller helper herald hierophant paladin partisan patron sponsor tub-thumper votary believer campaigner henchman well-wisher abider bearer guardian high priest paraclete pillar seconder support suspender sustainer true believer white knight endorser protector benefactor propagandist guarantor subscriber underwriter spokesman proposer spokesperson activist angel spokeswoman enthusiast surety mainstay fighter torch-bearer publicist Maecenas second evangelist pleader financier vindicator benefactress standard-bearer reformer missionary grubstaker stalwart demonstrator subsidizer advertiser organizer subsidiser pioneer sympathizer sympathiser organiser speaker donor seller assenter battler leader representative investor plugger devotee prime mover lobbyist nominator witness arguer warrantor admirer bondsman voucher contributor knight godparent guarantee staker guru torchbearer arranger donator meal ticket warrior sugar daddy fairy godmother objector loyalist social justice warrior SJW propounder bankroller bolsterer cheerer performer intervenor maintainer guaranty hero patriot apologizer justifier warden escort propagator collaborator benefactrice savior saviour benefactrix challenger heroine converter companion messenger gladiator favorer interpreter commentator ambassador illustrator elucidator expositor reader idealist philanthropist groupie explainer rooter idolizer entrepreneur impresario proselytizer indoctrinator money upstander cheerleader member idol character exemplar agent agonist developer marketer combatant protester walker picketer another adherent pamphleteer financer encourager guide head front moving spirit stakeholder workhorse worker moneymaker counsellor counsel regular reader attester signer proselytiser customer lead character PR woman leading role good guy PR man capitalist shareholder stockholder counselor patron saint fairy godparent facilitator speaker for battler for spokeswoman for spokesperson for spokesman for campaigner for spin doctor guardian angel fighter for crusader for bailsman applier applicant aspirant seeker contender prospect hopeful expectant candidate venture capitalist regular customer mover and shaker martyr worthy rock cash cow financial support insurer marcher coordinator referee backbone strength bastion fundraiser soldier enabler assistant designer guider sinew light leading light character witness tower of strength

Noun

The position in which someone holds their body when standing or sitting
posture carriage bearing attitude position stance condition deportment poise pose set station comportment disposition mien aspect demeanour demeanor port positure presence way of sitting way of standing air manner behaviour conduct behavior address appearance cast gait actions look gest geste stand manners style habits ways activities guise performance acts exploits practices practises way of behaving arrangement fit hang turn placement inclination pace step tone countenance body position feel way of moving deeds doings handiwork display front tenue personality dress outside garb ease figure regard dignity seeming dignified bearing dignified air dignified demeanour etiquette capers way of acting way of carrying oneself way of holding oneself way of bearing oneself way of conducting oneself expression decorum good manners courtesy politeness form mannerism politesse formalities protocol propriety dealings mores amenities convention mannerisms good form social graces temperament p's and q's taste movements polish breeding civilities elegance culture ceremony civility action way customs good breeding code aura decency quality image character tenor mood seemliness impression polite behaviour ambience feeling atmosphere temper effect affectation flavour flavor property engagements facial expression cyber etiquette online etiquette internet etiquette efforts acceptable conduct polites correct behaviour decisions handling of matters nature persona done thing idiosyncrasy peculiarity netiquette social behaviour polite gesture gestures motion social habit face contortion physiognomy visage mug kinesics act performances gests refinement urbanity sophistication vibe ring halo odor karma nimbus smell vibrations ambiance patina odour climate note aroma body language person's presence nonverbal communication physical response body movement cut of one's jib way of being delivery morals vista features semblance feature ethics speech talk practice course mode tact savoir-faire rules attribute trait piece part usage what's done way of life punctilios custom niceties proprieties proper behaviour couth accepted behaviour kawa tikanga suavities acceptable behaviour conventionality conformity rules of conduct good behaviour customary behaviour rules of behaviour code of behaviour code of behavior thing to do good behavior social norm proper behavior

Noun

8 metres), chiefly used in reference to the depth of water

Verb

To suffuse with vigor, life, energy, or spirit
stimulate animate enliven envigorate invigorate energise energize vitalize quicken fire vivify fillip spike jump-start liven up pep up ginger up amp up zip up jazz up juice up rouse galvanize inspirit revive galvanise refresh stir excite hearten strengthen encourage motivate inspire exhilarate activate buck up revitalize fortify electrify perk up revitalise cheer embolden buoy up rejuvenate arouse trigger rally uplift zap spur boost impel cheer up pick up liven fire up stir up gee up work up restore incite sustain spark reinforce reassure dynamize renew kindle wake up promote bolster move vivificate innervate turn on support buoy build up spur on light a fire under inflame nerve gladden awaken drive thrill empower instigate enthuse fan urge innerve reinvigorate prime actify arm goose activize enable put new life in intensify exalt revivify goad increase give life to inform give confidence pump up breathe life into give a new lease of life to put zip into give a lift give a shot in the arm to evoke irritate engender impassion move to action kick-start prod give courage intoxicate heighten provoke freshen harden light up resuscitate whet waken call forth bring out draw forth enhance confirm give new life to breathe new life into make brave reanimate reactivate snap up brighten stiffen steel put new heart in give a buzz bring to life make alive brighten up titillate tempt make confident give courage to put life into waken up make lively put new heart into put new strength in make braver grow pique dispatch spring actuate precipitate recreate spice divert entertain punch up bear up chirk up push enhearten sway shake up accelerate pour it on fuel lift the morale of stiffen the resolve of make more lively brace up put pep into snap out of it let sunshine in make more exciting speed foster give a boost to comfort give pep talk psyche up soothe commove sting console solace act as a spur to act as a stimulus to whip up get one started act as a impetus to set up get one going steam up act as a incentive to rev up build a fire under key up act as a fillip to speed up calm assure relieve restore someone's confidence put at ease snap one out of it dispel someone's fears put one's mind to rest restore confidence to bolster someone's confidence set your mind at rest switch on start up incentivize charge cheer on boost up incentivise zhoosh give someone a kick spice up improve season zhoosh up build incentify delight elate raise influence nudge lift enrapture prick impress enkindle wake prompt regenerate nourish give someone a charge get someone going bring back add fuel to fire add zest leaven get going make something swing shock jolt startle feed hot up put some life into put new life into make something go with a bang give a bit of zing tickle grip applaud exacerbate nurture disinhibit enforce power add colour to make more interesting egg jumpstart tickle pink foment add some colour to add some zest to spice something up put some spark into rile reenforce ignite stun astonish frighten fire the enthusiasm of fire the imagination of rekindle touch bestir stoke up charge up abet spook psych lighten recharge reestablish restart praise cause put a bomb under give a shot in the arm stir embers feed the fire call to mind make waves reproduce resurrect refreshen recall redevelop add spice to put some spirit into give a lift to induce stimulate spiritually raise your spirits raise the morale of spirit someone up give shot in arm psych up give hope to prop up lift the spirits of give confidence to boost someone's morale bield compel make happy gain strength take heart look up make brighter coax dispose persuade coerce change rewaken rewake reawaken cajole occasion pressure make press elicit propel incline convince lead become cheerful take a turn for the better clear up raise someone's spirits bring force exhort re-establish bounce back impact convert advise inveigle get strike pressurise help necessitate pressurize hint to talk into egg on prevail on win over suggest to toughen elevate consolidate magnify deepen transport rejoice redouble send amplify establish accentuate cement substantiate inure juice buttress indurate mount harshen justify pep extend enlarge corroborate multiply sinew tone add to wax step up make stronger give strength to beef up tone up add fuel to make firm give new energy to make healthy turn someone on make very happy give someone great pleasure give someone a thrill make someone's spirits soar

Verb

To give new life, energy or strength to someone or something
reinvigorate revitalise revitalize restore revive renew rejuvenate resuscitate revivify stimulate reanimate enliven recreate freshen renovate repair inspirit exhilarate vivify cheer quicken modernise modernize update replenish regain prod prompt cool jog breathe new life into bring around brush up refresh regenerate recharge refreshen fortify strengthen energize energise rekindle invigorate kick-start resurrect reawaken envigorate rouse give new strength to pep up buck up recondition wake up build up give a boost to rally rewake rewaken enkindle animate awaken arouse encourage brighten relieve touch up make whole bounce back bolster re-energize help uplift prop up get going again put some spark into reactivate improve reinforce recover bring back to life blow away the cobwebs give a shot in the arm to give new life to put new life into give a new lease on life cure heal rescue titivate bring back make healthy neaten dust sweeten activate clean tidy boost save freshen up liven up perk up air out clean up spruce up top up comfort cool down gladden overcome bring round restart solace recuperate please rediscover console spring up bring to refurbish overhaul breathe life into refit snap out of it rehabilitate revamp rebuild redevelop redecorate remodel transform mend reconstruct re-equip refurnish rehab make over reinstate reestablish go over bring something up to code make good recall spruce reintroduce fix up vamp up tart up retread give something a facelift bring up to date gentrify do up re-establish fix reorganize patch doctor reconstitute reproduce relaunch reinstitute give a new lease of life to reorganise rework come to life restitute service furbish change get into shape give the kiss of life to retouch give a new look to tune redeem reenergize unwind give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation perform CPR amend give a shot in the arm produce change radically raise from the dead rectify salvage remaster set right straighten out set to rights re-create reinstall remake refashion redo recast reform reorient restructure retool piece together remould reassemble reshuffle remold replace re-form put new heart into do make younger reclaim make young again add some zest to make someone feel young again restore vitality to give face lift to vitalize trigger stir galvanise stir up galvanize excite

Verb

To resist or endure (something) successfully
withstand endure bear resist tolerate stand face sustain brave weather take oppose defy confront survive fight suffer thwart repel combat dispute contest cross buck stick duel traverse cope violate cope with put up with stand up to live through ride out take on grapple with hold out against bear up against hold off stand firm against prevail against hang tough stand fast stand firm fly in the face of hang on hold out stick fast stand up against hold the line against remain firm take it win out hold one's ground not give up persevere in the face of put up struggle stand one's ground go the distance against sit and take it hold one's ground against stand one's ground against stomach brook undergo swallow go through abide stick out support experience handle meet countenance accept wear hack bide come through sweat out absorb submit to thole meet with outlast sit through pocket encounter deal with bear the brunt of come up against allow get through overcome feel surmount have pass brazen outlive live out face up to live with bear with persist stand for taste tackle go witness beard challenge dare see know be forced to contend with outface outbrave permit resign oneself to subject oneself to receive grin and bear breast be faced with be patient with pull through go up against face off hang in square up to stick it out hang in there pass through keep up meet head-on continue outwear persevere shoulder digest carry venture hold rise above brazen out grin and bear it come to grips with tough out remain fly in face of go along with hold up carry on risk last outdare admit live court underpin be confronted by bolster defer engage in be subjected to buttress come into contact with come across have experience of uphold outstay submit oneself to come in for prevail undergird accost come through unscathed make it through flout bear up stay sanction sit out last out remain alive after scorn provoke front affront contend with live on after stick with shore up prop up hear of sit tight abide by last longer than meet eyeball-to-eyeball face down go one-on-one take patiently make my day come face to face with see through stay the course bear up under live longer than bolster up stand your ground endure beyond be doing with take it like a man stick in there tough it out never say die suck it up bear the brunt gut it out ride live after weather storm maintain have dealings in engage hold with battle hold on admit of concede consent be big about acknowledge eyeball allow for approve of play eat brace for recover from pull out of it break through negotiate make a comeback lump be big be impermeable to square off play against undertake fight against fend off fight off keep off be proof against be resistant to reconcile oneself to become accustomed to become resigned to become reconciled to get used to be drawn against make a stand take the bull by the horns bit the bullet be impervious to die hard against never say die in the face of persevere against persist with make the best of learn to live with assume attack approach assault yield share bow detain waylay keep at bay stop halt nobble collar run operate partake become familiar with participate in observe assimilate run into call one's bluff face with antagonize antagonise take aside call out threaten tell off comprehend appreciate sample watch come into contact apprehend run the gauntlet get behold try perceive brace oneself for meet head on stand fast against put a bold face on it hold your own face out be defiant put on a bold front stare down face up stick to your guns square off against brave out go the distance carry through be durable run on stand up keep going live on chug away plug away wear well go on stay on give permission to let authorize acquiesce be subject to humour consent to allow to green-light condone give the go-ahead to authorise permit to give the green light to grant take kindly to humor grant permission to agree to favour indulge favor approve disregard disobey spurn contemn repulse deride gibe slight rebel ridicule insult despise call someone's bluff take a stand against reinforce master hurl defiance at treat with contempt put up a fight against take one on beat toughen expose season harden coarsen acclimate erode take care of get the better of take in hand get over get to grips with grow strong make it grow hardened become toughened

Verb

To fix or hold securely in place
fasten secure set anchor clamp stick embed implant hitch plant moor lodge bolt catch nail settle establish imbed bond cement wedge batten infix hold jam make fast freeze to make firm tack on fix attach screw clip clinch compress close pin rivet pinion peg clap root install entrench enroot instal ingrain bed place engrain affix intrench insert position station deposit sink base ground impact bind connect tie locate plunge set in graft found consolidate put set up bury join couple link inculcate glue press instill build instil stabilize solidify rigidify congeal stiffen engraft stabilise steady ensconce stay construct hinge nail down stay put predicate inlay drive in hammer in ram in center erect dig in set down prop centre thrust in chain drop mount drive make port inseminate sow breed thrust splice impress introduce put down inset zero in thicken harden drum into ingraft transplant centralize land domiciliate centralise put down roots seat slip add propagate transfer unite rest anchor itself become implanted embed itself become settled fix in place become stuck become caught become embedded become anchored get stuck become fixed come to rest fortify strengthen protect confirm construct defences dig trenches define hole up fence submerge surround pierce immerse enclose underpin depend hang originate form derive stem push in stuff in tuck in put into stick in use as a basis traced back to have its origin in spring create emanate situate bend emplace lay lash dispose depose tack tie down make permanent

Verb

Stop or slow
arrest halt stop check end block delay interrupt limit stay hamper hinder inhibit slow stall hold impede obstruct restrict hold up prevent retard balk baulk catch curb restrain still suppress thwart hold back bring to a standstill bring up can draw up drop fetch up fix freeze interfere with pull up scrub sidetrack stem slow down knock off put a brake on shut down nip in the bud bring to an end frustrate foil repress bar stymie forestall stifle constrain bridle fetter put a stop to cut off control hamstring avert quash put an end to trammel encumber curtail withhold circumvent intercept deter cease subdue cramp prohibit counteract discontinue squelch head off stave off hobble stonewall quell terminate cut short shackle crimp squash clog shut out contain ward off derail baffle regulate suspend immobilize obviate cripple handicap preclude set back crack down on detain keep pause brake fend off stand in the way of defeat avoid crush choke counter nullify keep back desist oppose immobilise neutralize overcome rein in put the kibosh on slow up neutralise beat shut off finish resist hold off hold down hang up staunch quit reduce govern smother handcuff cumber cancel conquer moderate stamp out confine forfend debar hold in silence interdict hog-tie forbid turn aside keep in check choke off put down clamp down on snuff out slap down throw a spanner in the works of discourage manacle embarrass master bring to a halt extinguish rein tame lessen lay off spoil dam evade scotch pre-empt lick break off short-circuit close off kill ward tie up defend against keep a lid on pull in put out of action block out pull the plug on scupper ruin cool bog down leave off come to a standstill anticipate negate steer clear of throw a monkey wrench in the works of keep the lid on decelerate postpone bottleneck clobber defer close repulse conclude bork circumscribe mire shelve hesitate falter fence sabotage peg retardate cap save interfere vanquish belay checkmate wind up put back bottle up dash deflect abstain pass muzzle pack in stem the flow of stanch let up put off constrict damp bite back divert set decrease disrupt keep under control call a halt to bring to a stop forbear renounce eschew overturn close up dodge refuse hold off on deactivate contravene forgo snooker sidestep skirt back off take down stand still desist from help diminish keep in escape shun bottle chill rule out cork dominate do without kick bring to screeching halt pick off triumph over make late stump give up be a hindrance to put out come to a stop hold in check keep down come to a halt keep a tight rein on withstand keep at bay put the lid on annul pour cold water on gain mastery over get in the way of keep off throw cold water on strangle at birth nip something in the bud stunt embog protract dissuade from dissuade remit prorogue keep waiting circumnavigate tie obscure finish off intermit prolong faze bit sandbag taboo outlaw enjoin keep lid on stave cause to wait cause to stay mothball retain deny waive best park bilk offset buck bring to a close compose collect disappoint surmount measure rule hold over adjourn turn back put on brakes put an stop to throttle slacken dispatch put the brakes on set limits on take out of play impose limits on rein back keep on a string keep control of simmer down put the brakes on plug arrive keep hold of confront gain control over barricade seal caulk down loaf loiter bog dawdle flag poke refrain from discomfit prevail over gain control of get the better of get a grip on win against let clog up blockade fill close out jam fill up put on hold refuse to pay put on back burner put on ice put on the shelf deaden crool foul up banjax overpower demarcate disadvise scare dampen stand cramp one's style dash one's hope outwit render null and void screw up upset the applecart do for give the run around dumb settle censor get there draw to a halt haul up reach a standstill stop up choke up pack jam up block up stuff bung up dull clam abate delimit call off axe bound repel disable muffle swallow block off bung occlude preempt turn off bring rescind scrap repeal call abandon revoke recall fight back bulwark defend guard overthrow burden talk out of act like a wet blanket put a damper on congest plug up stopper gag say nothing rebuff choke back withhold from stay away stay away from make up for get out of deny yourself abstain from shake off restrain from counterbalance skip break the habit of skip out on shake shy from get around steer clear shrink from bypass keep from shirk forbear from commandeer parry screen quench cow crab not move stand off peter out keep from happening specify straiten demark prescribe duck cover fend scratch ax cry off abort slacken pace overwhelm clamp shush bury annihilate trample spike abolish destroy delimitate define girdle incapacitate disenable be early put lid on trample on keep inside put kibosh on bring to naught sit on drive underground beat down get in the way be one step ahead of beat someone to the draw beat somebody to it beat someone to the punch get ahead of beat someone to it provide against second-guess steal a march on act in advance of prepare for get in before head off at pass shield against safeguard against secure against stand up for defend oneself against fight off guard against protect against keep at arm's length skirt round paralyze paralyse box in louse up place a limit on tie down hem in stop midstream keep within limits keep within bounds draw the line on mark off put a spoke in someone's wheel play for time render inoperative put out of commission bring to a grinding halt soften throw a spanner in the works throw a spoke in the wheel of mellow knock it off call a halt call it quits tone down quieten down get under control abjure forswear dispense with stop oneself reject leave alone forsake break elapse sit out fight shy of resist the temptation to take the pledge be temperate give a wide berth to pass up swear off refrain not touch have nothing to do with go on the wagon avoid doing not do take the cure jack in lapse determine expire go die waver teeter dither balance stagger vacillate wobble scruple wabble limp stumble whiffle break up cut out dead-end give over wink out pack up come to an end be over call it a day be suspended close down put a sock in be broken off shilly-shally draw to a close be abandoned wiggle-waggle come to a close blow the whistle on draw to a stand hang back hold at bay put a cork in stem the flow bring to standstill come to rest ban disallow proscribe bind strangle exclude veto conceal chain embargo temper cut back criminalize sink submerge make illegal damp down pocket criminalise cork up impair button up hide entangle lock up shut in inconvenience warn disadvantage weigh down put paid to leash quiet estop cramp someone's style give a hard time deflate place an embargo on mute depress frighten incommode quelch discommode stultify wreck deprecate shorten entrammel scare off deprive upset quieten blackball imprison disqualify nix shrink put the stopper on banish boycott put a lid on cut down saddle with jail gaol put a limit on declare illegal contract cool down cool off qualify keep secret drag one's feet clip someone's wings tether put at a disadvantage pin down put away keep under wraps dummy up put half nelson on place at a disadvantage tie someone down tie-up straitjacket inc mar overload fight charge oppress bother debilitate clot blunt rattle bottle something up net enmesh ensnare capture cover up prevent from making progress constipate disconcert sideline calm lower harsh make difficult incarcerate intern juke ditch take wind out of crash unsettle puzzle snag garrote garrotte put a crimp in tie one's hands forefend condemn discipline get bogged down entrap gum up confound mystify not allow to go beyond keep within the limits of affect disturb bite one's lip keep a rein on nonplus give disadvantage take out influence tamper black forbid to lock in coop up fence in necessitate close in immure concuss shotgun benumb blanket numb cauterize confuse mess up lag trouble conflict flummox hush tongue-tie ice drag feet hold captive place injunction on place an injunction on complicate put a stopper in put chill on pass on put a lock on zing gridlock procrastinate reef pigeonhole corner ration harness put straitjacket on censure dry up shut up reserve throw monkey wrench in cauterise cloud allay come down on declare ineligible modify narrow cut down on pass by enclose encircle illegalize send up inclose put a ceiling on ice out curse surround prelimit officially forbid make it impossible for make impossible make it impracticable for keep tight rein on impound direct hogtie guide hang fire except eliminate back-water hit the brakes lose speed lose steam let down flaps wind down anchor it devitalize sap weaken make impracticable monkey with ostracize pull back box up crack down override ostracise exile keep in line bring under control have on a tight leash throw a monkey wrench into wrong discountenance keep yourself hold out on keep under one's hat stop yourself hold out refuse to give clam up deduct hold on to keep to oneself fail to disclose freeze out disfavour disfavor indispose treat harshly count out enfetter enchain gyve pinion declare taboo shut out of do a disservice to tell against treat unfairly give a disadvantage to be unfair to put in an unfavourable position treat unfavourably inflict a handicap on say no intimidate daunt chain up clap secure cuff dock demoralize dishearten caution disincline forego give the thumbs down to put the chill on give the red light to put in irons clap in irons cut unnerve expostulate dehort counsel exhort remonstrate prick decline put in chains tie someone's hands omit truncate retrench demoralise make anxious make nervous caution against advise against warn off urge against persuade against sacrifice decline to restrain oneself restrain yourself go easy make worried throw off argue out of urge not to expostulate against advise not to chicken out persuade not to lean on pare down elide abbreviate lop trim syncopate chop abridge cry out against throw a wet blanket on minify tighten up crop clip slim down downsize slash boil down get to meat put in nutshell roll back put a restriction on internalize internalise black out

Antonym of brace

brace Idiom, Proverb

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