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Adjective: supported  su'por-tid
  1. Sustained or maintained by aid (as distinct from physical support)
    "a club entirely supported by membership dues"; "well-supported allegations"
  2. Held up or having the weight borne especially from below
    "supported joints in a railway track have ties directly under the rail ends"
Verb: support  su'port
  1. Give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
    "She supported him during the illness";
    - back up
  2. 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"
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
    "The evidence supports the defendant";
    - confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, affirm
  6. Adopt as a belief
    "I support to your view on abortion";
    - subscribe
  7. Back up with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
    - corroborate, underpin, bear out
  8. Argue or speak in defence of
    "She supported the motion to strike";
    - defend, fend for
  9. (dramaturgy) play a subordinate role to (another performer)
    "Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act"
  10. Be a regular customer or client of
    "We support this store";
    - patronize, patronise [Brit], patronage, keep going
  11. Put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    - digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, brook, abide, suffer, put up

See also: based, braced, buttressed, dependent, gimbaled, pendant, pendent, subsidised [Brit], subsidized, supernatant, suspended, turn out, underhung, underslung

Type of: act, agree, allow, approve, argue, check, concord, concur, correspond, countenance, fit, foster, gibe, give, greenlight, green-light, hold, jibe, let, marry, marry up, match, nurture, O.K., OK, okay, permit, play, reason, represent, sanction, tally

Antonym: negate, unsupported

Encyclopedia: Support