- 1. support, activity
- usage: the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities; "his support kept the family together"; "they gave him emotional support during difficult times"
- 2. support, aid, assist, assistance, help
- usage: aiding the cause or policy or interests of; "the president no longer has the support of his own party"; "they developed a scheme of mutual support"
- 3. support, influence
- usage: something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest; "the policy found little public support"; "his faith was all the support he needed"; "the team enjoyed the support of their fans"
- 4. support, reinforcement, reenforcement, operation, military operation
- usage: a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission; "they called for artillery support"
- 5. documentation, support, validation, proof, substantiation
- usage: documentary validation; "his documentation of the results was excellent"; "the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones"
- 6. support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance, resource
- usage: the financial means whereby one lives; "each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"
- 7. support, supporting structure
- usage: supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support"
- 8. support, supporting, activity
- usage: the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening; "he leaned against the wall for support"
- 9. accompaniment, musical accompaniment, backup, support, part, voice
- usage: a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
- 10. support, device
- usage: any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
- 11. support, financial support, funding, backing, financial backing, resource
- usage: financial resources provided to make some project possible; "the foundation provided support for the experiment"
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- 1. support, back up
- usage: give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"
- 2. support, give
- usage: support materially or financially; "he does not support his natural children"; "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"
- 3. back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support, approve, O.K., okay, sanction
- usage: be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
- 4. hold, support, sustain, hold up
- usage: be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
- 5. confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm
- usage: establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
- 6. subscribe, support, agree, hold, concur, concord
- usage: adopt as a belief; "I subscribe to your view on abortion"
- 7. corroborate, underpin, bear out, support, match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree
- usage: support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm; "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"
- 8. defend, support, fend for, argue, reason
- usage: argue or speak in defense of; "She supported the motion to strike"
- 9. support, act, play, represent
- usage: play a subordinate role to (another performer); "Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act"
- 10. patronize, patronise, patronage, support, keep going, foster, nurture
- usage: be a regular customer or client of; "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
- 11. digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up, permit, allow, let, countenance
- usage: put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "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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Definition and meaning of support (Dictionary)