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Synonyms for braces

Noun

1. brace, braces, orthodontic braces, dental appliance
usage: an appliance that corrects dental irregularities

Noun

1. brace, braces, orthodontic braces, dental appliance
usage: a support that steadies or strengthens something else; "he wore a brace on his knee"
2. brace, support, strengthener, reinforcement
usage: two items of the same kind
3. couple, pair, twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad, two, 2, II, deuce
usage: a set of two similar things considered as a unit
4. pair, brace, set
usage: either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material
5. brace, punctuation, punctuation mark
usage: a rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it
6. brace, rope
usage: elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)
7. brace, suspender, gallus, man's clothing
usage: an appliance that corrects dental irregularities
8. brace, braces, orthodontic braces, dental appliance
usage: a carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring
9. brace, bitstock, stock
usage: a structural member used to stiffen a framework

Verb

1. brace, poise, fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set
usage: prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
2. brace, steady, stabilize, stabilise, strengthen, beef up, fortify
usage: support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace; "brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel"
3. brace, hold, support, sustain, hold up
usage: support by bracing
4. stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up, affect
usage: cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
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