1. A support that steadies or strengthens something else (synset 102890450)
    "he wore a brace on his knee"
  2. Two items of the same kind (synset 113765745)
  3. A set of two similar things considered as a unit (synset 108001665)
  4. Either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material (synset 106855215)
  5. A rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it (synset 102890924)
  6. Elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural) (synset 102890730)
  7. An appliance that corrects dental irregularities (synset 102890320)
  8. A carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring (synset 102890148)
  9. A structural member used to stiffen a framework (synset 102889840)
  1. Prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult (synset 201810076)
  2. Support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace (synset 201222557)
    "brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel"
  3. Support by bracing (synset 201222270)
  4. Cause to be alert and energetic (synset 200022679)
    "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"

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