Synonyms for build up

Synonyms for (verb) build up

Synonyms: build up

Definition: enlarge, develop, or increase by degrees or in stages

Usage: build up your savings

Similar words: increase

Definition: make bigger or more

Usage: The boss finally increased her salary; The university increased the number of students it admitted


Synonyms: develop, build up

Definition: change the use of and make available or usable

Usage: develop land; The country developed its natural resources; The remote areas of the country were gradually built up

Similar words: meliorate, improve, ameliorate, amend, better

Definition: to make better

Usage: The editor improved the manuscript with his changes


Synonyms: work up, progress, build, build up

Definition: form or accumulate steadily

Usage: Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly; Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border

Similar words: develop

Definition: grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

Usage: A flower developed on the branch; The country developed into a mighty superpower; The embryo develops into a fetus; This situation has developed over a long time


Synonyms: build, build up, ramp up, work up

Definition: bolster or strengthen

Usage: We worked up courage; build up confidence; ramp up security in the airports

Similar words: increase

Definition: make bigger or more

Usage: The boss finally increased her salary; The university increased the number of students it admitted