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Synonyms for brace


brace yourself


  • prepare (yourself)
  • get ready
  • make (yourself) ready
  • steel yourself
  • fortify yourself
  • gear yourself up
  • gird your loins

Synonyms for brace

to prepare (oneself) for action

a means or device that keeps something erect, stable, or secure

two items of the same kind together

Synonyms for brace

a support that steadies or strengthens something else

a set of two similar things considered as a unit

either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material

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

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elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)

an appliance that corrects dental irregularities

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


Related Words

prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult

support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace

support by bracing

References in periodicals archive ?
The same problems occur when the brace isn't tightened in place, even if the extractor is stowed properly.
The key to this relief has been the SpineCor brace, a soft brace invented by two Canadian orthopedic surgeons 10 years ago.
Imaging methods provide a measure of the angular deformity but no information of the brace mechanics or structural properties, such as axial and radial stiffness.
A possible long waiting list for NHS treatment can add further distress; however, Liverpool Brace Place has the answer - their new under-18s Essential Brace package offers top and bottom braces for just PS1,400.
Mr Brace has been involved in the bakery from a young child and took over the running of the bakery from his father in the 1970s when he had the vision to invest in larger premises and evolve the product range, targeting major retailers.
The feedback we got from patients each time is that the brace made their knee feel more supported, they felt more comfortable, they felt more confident," he said.
It's a good thing," a wide-smiling Brace said before shaking hands and sharing hugs with former teachers like Fran Weeks, Dan Rushton and Janice Corazzini, assistant principal Brian Dougal, and - of course - his old football coach, Chris Moriarty.
Seeing more than three times the amount of acute ankle injuries without the brace is a telling statistic," said McGuine.
This convention results in a construction in which the upper and lower knee brace joints are located at the third points of the post.
The brace has a full-wrap, inner liner of soft, thin Polyethylene for comfortable control of the heel, midfoot, and forefoot and can be ordered without the inner liner when foot alignment is not a concern.
This improved efficacy of the knee brace, particularly on a prophylactic basis, is well documented by research and very evident in the wide usage of braces among college athletes and sports programs today.
So typically we are talking about 12 to 18 months of wearing a brace which when you figure that into a lifetime is a very short period.
Riverside Engineering increased its wealth of information and intellectual property with the acquisition of Newell Industries in October 2000, The acquisition allows Newell's catalog of shredder and casting designs to be at Riverside's fingertips, which is a resource that Riverside Engineering President Randy Brace believes can't be underestimated, "Having on hand the original fabrication drawings allows us to respond quickly and accurately to our customers' needs," Brace says.
My dentist suggested a fixed brace, but I'm worried it will look ugly.