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support

noun (n)

  • the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities (noun.act)
    Example:
    His support kept the family together.
    They gave him emotional support during difficult times.
    source: wordnet30
  • aiding the cause or policy or interests of (noun.act)
    Example:
    The president no longer has the support of his own party.
    They developed a scheme of mutual support.
    source: wordnet30
  • something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    The policy found little public support.
    His faith was all the support he needed.
    The team enjoyed the support of their fans.
    source: wordnet30
  • a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission (noun.act)
    Example:
    They called for artillery support.
    source: wordnet30
  • documentary validation (noun.act)
    Synonym: documentation
    Example:
    The strongest support for this view is the work of Jones.
    source: wordnet30
  • the financial means whereby one lives (noun.possession)
    Example:
    He applied to the state for support.
    source: wordnet30
  • supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    The statue stood on a marble support.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening (noun.act)
    Synonym: supporting
    Example:
    He leaned against the wall for support.
    source: wordnet30
  • a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • any device that bears the weight of another thing (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    There was no place to attach supports for a shelf.
    source: wordnet30
  • financial resources provided to make some project possible (noun.possession)
    Example:
    The foundation provided support for the experiment.
    source: wordnet30
  • The act, state, or operation of supporting, upholding, or sustaining. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to (verb.social)
    Synonym: back up
    Example:
    She supported him during the illness.
    source: wordnet30
  • support materially or financially (verb.possession)
    Example:
    He does not support his natural children.
    The scholarship supported me when I was in college.
    source: wordnet30
  • be behind; approve of (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • be the physical support of; carry the weight of (verb.contact)
    Synonym: hold, hold up, sustain
    Example:
    He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam.
    source: wordnet30
  • establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    The evidence supports the defendant.
    source: wordnet30
  • adopt as a belief (verb.communication)
    Synonym: subscribe
    source: wordnet30
  • support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm (verb.stative)
    source: wordnet30
  • argue or speak in defense of (verb.communication)
    Synonym: defend, fend for
    Example:
    She supported the motion to strike.
    source: wordnet30
  • play a subordinate role to (another performer) (verb.creation)
    Example:
    Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act.
    source: wordnet30
  • be a regular customer or client of (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • put up with something or somebody unpleasant (verb.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • To bear by being under; to keep from falling; to uphold; to sustain, in a literal or physical sense; to prop up; to bear the weight of; as, a pillar supports a structure; an abutment supports an arch; the trunk of a tree supports the branches. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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