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    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • they called for artillery support
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    (noun) documentary validation
    Synonyms : documentation
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • the statue stood on a marble support
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    (noun) the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
    Synonyms : supporting
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    • 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 Definition
    (noun) any device that bears the weight of another thing
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    • there was no place to attach supports for a shelf
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    (noun) financial resources provided to make some project possible
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    • the foundation provided support for the experiment
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    (verb) give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
    Synonyms : back up
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    • She supported him during the illness
    • Her children always backed her up
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    (verb) support materially or financially
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    • he does not support his natural children
    • The scholarship supported me when I was in college
    Definition
    (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
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    • The beam holds up the roof
    • He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam
    • What's holding that mirror?
    Definition
    (verb) establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
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    • his story confirmed my doubts
    • The evidence supports the defendant
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    (verb) adopt as a belief
    Synonyms : subscribe
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • She supported the motion to strike
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    (verb) play a subordinate role to (another performer)
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    • Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act
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    (verb) be a regular customer or client of
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    • 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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