Synonyms of supporting
- 1. support, supporting, activity
- usage: the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening; "he leaned against the wall for support"
- 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"
- 1. encouraging, supporting, supportive (vs. unsupportive)
- usage: furnishing support and encouragement; "the anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher"
- 2. load-bearing(prenominal), supporting(prenominal), bearing(prenominal) (vs. nonbearing)
- usage: capable of bearing a structural load; "a supporting wall"
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