- The activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities.
- usage: "his support kept the family together"; "they gave him emotional support during difficult times"
- Aiding the cause or policy or interests of.
- usage: "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 or cause or interest.
- usage: "the policy found little public support"; "his faith was all the support he needed"; "the team enjoyed the support of their fans"
- A military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission.
- usage: "they called for artillery support"
- Documentary validation.
- usage: "his documentation of the results was excellent"; "the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones"
- synonyms: documentation
- The financial means whereby one lives.
- usage: "each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"
- Supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation.
- usage: "the statue stood on a marble support"
- The act of bearing the weight of or strengthening.
- usage: "he leaned against the wall for support"
- synonyms: supporting
- A musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts.
- Any device that bears the weight of another thing.
- usage: "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
- Financial resources provided to make some project possible.
- usage: "the foundation provided support for the experiment"
- Give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to.
- usage: "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"
- synonyms: back up
- Support materially or financially.
- usage: "he does not support his natural children"; "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"
- Be behind; approve of.
- usage: "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
- Be the physical support of; carry the weight of.
- usage: "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror"
- Establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts.
- usage: "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
- Adopt as a belief.
- usage: "I subscribe to your view on abortion"
- synonyms: subscribe
- Support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm.
- usage: "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"
- Argue or speak in defense of.
- usage: "She supported the motion to strike"
- Play a subordinate role to (another performer. )
- usage: "Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act"
- Be a regular customer or client of.
- usage: "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
- Put up with something or somebody unpleasant.
- usage: "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"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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|Harvard||WordNet 2010, support, Smart Define, viewed 21 April, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/support/definitions/1192879>.|
|MLA||WordNet. "support" 23 October 2010. Web. 21 April 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/support/definitions/1192879>|