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To help something to progress

foster

verb

to help something to develop over a period of time

get past

if something such as a proposal gets past someone, or if you get it past someone, it is accepted by someone who has the power to stop it happening

promote

verb

to help something to develop

nurse

verb

to help someone or something to improve or become more successful

assist

verb

to make a job or piece of work easier to do

nurture

verb

to help someone or something to develop

help

verb

to make it easier to achieve something

make for

to help to make something possible

advance

verb

to help something progress and become more developed or successful

contribute

verb

to be one of the things that help to make something happen

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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