How To Pronounce Support PronounceHippocom

to hold up the weight of something

support(noun)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”

support(noun)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”

support(noun)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”

support, reinforcement, reenforcement(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

“they called for artillery support”

documentation, support(noun)documentary validation

“his documentation of the results was excellent”; “the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones”

support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance(noun)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”

support(noun)supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation

“the statue stood on a marble support”

support, supporting(noun)the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening

“he leaned against the wall for support”

accompaniment, musical accompaniment, backup, support(noun)a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts

support(noun)any device that bears the weight of another thing

“there was no place to attach supports for a shelf”

support, financial support, funding, backing, financial backing(verb)financial resources provided to make some project possible

“the foundation provided support for the experiment”

support, back up(verb)give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to

“She supported him during the illness”; “Her children always backed her up”

support(verb)support materially or financially

“he does not support his natural children”; “The scholarship supported me when I was in college”

back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support(verb)be behind; approve of

“He plumped for the Labor Party”; “I backed Kennedy in 1960”

hold, support, sustain, hold up(verb)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?”

confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm(verb)establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

“his story confirmed my doubts”; “The evidence supports the defendant”

subscribe, support(verb)adopt as a belief

“I subscribe to your view on abortion”

corroborate, underpin, bear out, support(verb)support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm

“The stories and claims were born out by the evidence”

defend, support, fend for(verb)argue or speak in defense of

“She supported the motion to strike”

support(verb)play a subordinate role to (another performer)

“Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act”

patronize, patronise, patronage, support, keep going(verb)be a regular customer or client of

“We patronize this store”; “Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could”

digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up(verb)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”

a structure that holds up or serves as a foundation for something elseif you don’t add a couple more supports to that tower of blocks, it’s going to fall down

an act or instance of helpingthe team’s victory owes a lot to Joe’s strong support in left field

to promote the interests or cause ofthough childless themselves, they support the local schools both by volunteering and by fiercely opposing funding cuts

to pay the living expenses ofa young widow supporting a sick mother as well as two small children on a teacher’s salary

to hold up or serve as a foundation forpillars supporting the bridge

to provide evidence or information for (as a claim or idea)studies that support the claim that red wine drinkers have a reduced risk of coronary disease and cancer

to continue to declare to be true or proper despite opposition or objectionswe support the students’ right to speak out on local issues that affect them

to give evidence or testimony to the truth or factualness ofnew evidence supports the original researchers’ unexpected conclusions

to provide (someone) with what is useful or necessary to achieve an endsent reinforcements to support the troops deployed overseas

to put up with (something painful or difficult)he simply cannot support the thought of having to go on living without his beloved wife at his side

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