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support

support - Dictionary definition and meaning for word support

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(noun) the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
Example Sentence
  • his support kept the family together
  • they gave him emotional support during difficult times

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(noun) aiding the cause or policy or interests of
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  • the president no longer has the support of his own party
  • they developed a scheme of mutual support

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(noun) something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest
Example Sentence
  • the policy found little public support
  • his faith was all the support he needed
  • the team enjoyed the support of their fans

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(noun) a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission
Example Sentence
  • they called for artillery support

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(noun) documentary validation
Synonyms : documentation
Example Sentence
  • his documentation of the results was excellent
  • the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones

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(noun) the financial means whereby one lives
Example Sentence
  • each child was expected to pay for their keep
  • he applied to the state for support
  • he could no longer earn his own livelihood

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(noun) supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation
Example Sentence
  • the statue stood on a marble support

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(noun) the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
Synonyms : supporting
Example Sentence
  • he leaned against the wall for support

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(noun) a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
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(noun) any device that bears the weight of another thing
Example Sentence
  • there was no place to attach supports for a shelf

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(noun) financial resources provided to make some project possible
Example Sentence
  • the foundation provided support for the experiment

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(verb) give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
Synonyms : back up
Example Sentence
  • She supported him during the illness
  • Her children always backed her up

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(verb) support materially or financially
Example Sentence
  • he does not support his natural children
  • The scholarship supported me when I was in college

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(verb) be behind; approve of
Synonyms : back , endorse , indorse , plump for , plunk for
Example Sentence
  • He plumped for the Labor Party
  • I backed Kennedy in 1960

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(verb) be the physical support of; carry the weight of
Synonyms : hold , hold up , sustain
Example Sentence
  • The beam holds up the roof
  • He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam
  • What's holding that mirror?

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(verb) establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
Example Sentence
  • his story confirmed my doubts
  • The evidence supports the defendant

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(verb) adopt as a belief
Synonyms : subscribe
Example Sentence
  • I subscribe to your view on abortion

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(verb) support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
Synonyms : bear out , corroborate , underpin
Example Sentence
  • The stories and claims were born out by the evidence

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(verb) argue or speak in defense of
Synonyms : defend , fend for
Example Sentence
  • She supported the motion to strike

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(verb) play a subordinate role to (another performer)
Example Sentence
  • Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act

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(verb) be a regular customer or client of
Example Sentence
  • We patronize this store
  • Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could

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(verb) put up with something or somebody unpleasant
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  • I cannot bear his constant criticism
  • The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks
  • he learned to tolerate the heat
  • She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage

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