Verb: support su'port
Noun: support su'port
- Give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
"She supported him during the illness";
- back up
- Provide material help or money to cover living expenses
"he does not support his natural children"; "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"
- Pick one person to give support and approval to in a particular role
"I supported Kennedy in 1960";
- back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for
- Be the physical support of; carry the weight of
"He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam";
- hold, sustain, hold up
- Establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
"The evidence supports the defendant";
- confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, affirm
- Adopt as a belief
"I support to your view on abortion";
- Back up with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
- corroborate, underpin, bear out
- Argue or speak in defence of
"She supported the motion to strike";
- defend, fend for
- (dramaturgy) play a subordinate role to (another performer)
"Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act"
- Be a regular customer or client of
"We support this store";
- patronize, patronise [Brit], patronage, keep going
- Put up with something or somebody unpleasant
- digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, brook, abide, suffer, put up
- 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"
- Aiding the cause, policy or interests of
"the president no longer has the support of his own party"; "they developed a scheme of mutual support"
- Something providing immaterial assistance to a person, 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"
- (military) 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";
- reinforcement, reenforcement
- Documentary validation
"the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones";
- The financial means whereby one lives
"he applied to the state for support";
- keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance
- Supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation
"the statue stood on a marble support"
- The act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
"he leaned against the wall for support";
- A musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
- accompaniment, musical accompaniment, backup
- Any device that bears the weight of another thing
"there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
- Financial resources provided to make some project possible
"the foundation provided support for the experiment";
- financial support, funding, backing, financial backing, sponsorship
Derived forms: supporting, supported, supports
Type of: act, activity, agree, aid, allow, approve, argue, assist, assistance, check, concord, concur, correspond, countenance, device, fit, foster, gibe, give, greenlight, green-light, help, hold, influence, jibe, let, marry, marry up, match, military operation, nurture, O.K., OK, okay, op, operation, part, permit, play, proof, reason, represent, resource, sanction, substantiation, supporting structure, tally, validation, voice