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Meaning & Definition of Brace in English

English

Brace

/bres/

noun

1. A support that steadies or strengthens something else

  • "He wore a brace on his knee"
    synonym:
  • brace

2. Two items of the same kind

    synonym:
  • couple
  • ,
  • pair
  • ,
  • twosome
  • ,
  • twain
  • ,
  • brace
  • ,
  • span
  • ,
  • yoke
  • ,
  • couplet
  • ,
  • distich
  • ,
  • duo
  • ,
  • duet
  • ,
  • dyad
  • ,
  • duad

3. A set of two similar things considered as a unit

    synonym:
  • pair
  • ,
  • brace

4. Either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material

    synonym:
  • brace

5. A rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it

    synonym:
  • brace

6. Elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)

    synonym:
  • brace
  • ,
  • suspender
  • ,
  • gallus

7. An appliance that corrects dental irregularities

    synonym:
  • brace
  • ,
  • braces
  • ,
  • orthodontic braces

8. A carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring

    synonym:
  • brace
  • ,
  • bitstock

9. A structural member used to stiffen a framework

    synonym:
  • brace
  • ,
  • bracing

verb

1. Prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult

    synonym:
  • brace
  • ,
  • poise

2. Support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace

  • "Brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel"
    synonym:
  • brace
  • ,
  • steady
  • ,
  • stabilize
  • ,
  • stabilise

3. Support by bracing

    synonym:
  • brace

4. Cause to be alert and energetic

  • "Coffee and tea stimulate me"
  • "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
    synonym:
  • stimulate
  • ,
  • arouse
  • ,
  • brace
  • ,
  • energize
  • ,
  • energise
  • ,
  • perk up