Synonyms for buoy-up
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- 1. lighten, lighten up, buoy up, cheer, cheer up, chirk up
- usage: become more cheerful; "after a glass of wine, he lightened up a bit"
- 2. lighten, lighten up, buoy up, cheer
- usage: make more cheerful; "the conversation lightened me up a bit"
- 3. buoy, buoy up, hold, support, sustain, hold up
- usage: keep afloat; "The life vest buoyed him up"