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Synonyms for shore up

Synonyms for shore up

support by placing against something solid or rigid

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It was generally agreed that a primary objective of Sarbanes-Oxley is to shore up credibility of the accounting profession by eliminating opportunities for firms to check their own work.
Rich Singleton - who switched from the second row to centre to shore up the GB defence out wide - and highly-promising 18-year-old wing Jon Breakingbury were among the try-scorers, while Aled James kicked two conversions after coming off the bench to play loose-forward, rather than his usual position of stand-off.
If information is controlled to save lives or shore up American vulnerability during times of war and national emergency, and if these controls are limited in time and scope, the media are wrong to oppose them.
In most cases there is such a range of abilities to shore up -- and so much intermediate ground to cover--that training tactics don't need to be too advanced or specialized.