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support

support as in 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 as in 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 as in 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 as in 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"

Synonyms

  • reinforcementa military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission; information that makes more forcible or convincing; (psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the behavior that produced it ; a device designed to provide additional strength; an act performed to strengthen approved behavior
  • reenforcementinformation that makes more forcible or convincing; a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission
support as in documentary validation
  • "his documentation of the results was excellent"
  • "the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones"

Synonyms

  • documentationconfirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence ; program listings or technical manuals describing the operation and use of programs ; documentary validation
support as in 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"

Synonyms

  • keepthe financial means whereby one lives; the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress ; a cell in a jail or prison ; cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; continue a certain state, condition, or activity; retain possession of; stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state; conform one's action or practice to; stick to correctly or closely; look after; maintain by writing regular records; supply with room and board; allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature; supply with necessities and support; fail to spoil or rot; behave as expected during of holidays or rites; maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger; raise; retain rights to; store or keep customarily; have as a supply; maintain for use and service; hold and prevent from leaving; prevent the action or expression of; prevent (food) from rotting
  • livelihoodthe financial means whereby one lives
  • livingpertaining to living persons; true to life; (informal) absolute; still in existence; still in active use; (used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; the experience of being alive; people who are still living; the condition of living or the state of being alive; the financial means whereby one lives
  • bread and butterthe financial means whereby one lives
  • sustenancea source of materials to nourish the body ; the financial means whereby one lives; the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence
support as in supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation
  • "the statue stood on a marble support"
support as in the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
  • "he leaned against the wall for support"

Synonyms

  • supportingfurnishing support and encouragement; capable of bearing a structural load; the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
support as in a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts

    Synonyms

    • accompanimentan event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another ; a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts ; something added to complete or embellish or make perfect; the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them
    • musical accompanimenta musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
    • backupan accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage; someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult); a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts ; (computer science) a copy of a file or directory on a separate storage device; the act of providing approval and support
    support as in any device that bears the weight of another thing
    • "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
    support as in financial resources provided to make some project possible
    • "the foundation provided support for the experiment"

    Synonyms

    • financial supportfinancial resources provided to make some project possible
    • fundingfinancial resources provided to make some project possible; the act of financing
    • backingthe act of providing approval and support; something forming a back that is added for strengthening ; financial resources provided to make some project possible
    • financial backingfinancial resources provided to make some project possible
    support as in give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
    • "She supported him during the illness"
    • "Her children always backed her up"

    Synonyms

    • back upgive moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; move backwards from a certain position; establish as valid or genuine; make a copy of (a computer file) especially for storage in another place as a security copy; become or cause to become obstructed
    support as in support materially or financially
    • "he does not support his natural children"
    • "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"
    support as in be behind
    • "approve of"
    • "He plumped for the Labor Party"
    • "I backed Kennedy in 1960"

    Synonyms

    • backrelated to or located at the back; located at or near the back of an animal; of an earlier date; in or to or toward a former location; at or to or toward the back or rear; in or to or toward an original condition; in or to or toward a past time; in reply; in repayment or retaliation; the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine; the side that goes last or is not normally seen; the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer; (football) a person who plays in the backfield ; the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book; the part of a garment that covers the back of your body; a support that you can lean against while sitting; (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage ; be behind; travel backward; give support or one's approval to; cause to travel backward; support financial backing for; be in back of; place a bet on; shift to a counterclockwise direction; establish as valid or genuine; strengthen by providing with a back or backing
    • endorsebe behind; give support or one's approval to; guarantee as meeting a certain standard; sign as evidence of legal transfer
    • indorsebe behind; give support or one's approval to; guarantee as meeting a certain standard; sign as evidence of legal transfer
    • plump forbe behind
    • plunk forbe behind
    support as in 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?"

    Synonyms

    • holdthe act of grasping; understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; power by which something or someone is affected or dominated; time during which some action is awaited; a state of being confined (usually for a short time); a stronghold ; a cell in a jail or prison ; the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo ; cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; have or hold in one's hands or grip; organize or be responsible for; have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view; maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement; secure and keep for possible future use or application; have rightfully; be the physical support of; contain or hold; have room for; remain in a certain state, position, or condition; support or hold in a certain manner; be valid, applicable, or true; assert or affirm; have as a major characteristic; be capable of holding or containing; arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; protect against a challenge or attack; bind by an obligation; hold the attention of; remain committed to; resist or confront with resistance; be pertinent or relevant or applicable; stop dealing with; lessen the intensity of; keep from departing; take and maintain control over, often by violent means; cause to stop; cover as for protection against noise or smell; drink alcohol without showing ill effects; aim, point, or direct; declare to be; be in accord; keep from exhaling or expelling
    • sustainlengthen or extend in duration or space; undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); provide with nourishment; supply with necessities and support; be the physical support of; admit as valid; establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
    • hold upbe the physical support of; hold up something as an example; cause to be slowed down or delayed; rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat ; continue to live and avoid dying; resist or confront with resistance; resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.
    support as in establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
    • "his story confirmed my doubts"
    • "The evidence supports the defendant"

    Synonyms

    • confirmestablish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; strengthen or make more firm; make more firm; support a person for a position; administer the rite of confirmation to
    • corroborateestablish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; give evidence for ; support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
    • sustainlengthen or extend in duration or space; undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); provide with nourishment; supply with necessities and support; be the physical support of; admit as valid; establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
    • substantiateestablish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; represent in bodily form; make real or concrete; solidify, firm, or strengthen
    • affirmestablish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; say yes to
    support as in adopt as a belief
    • "I subscribe to your view on abortion"

    Synonyms

    • subscribeoffer to buy, as of stocks and shares; mark with one's signature; adopt as a belief; pay (an amount of money) as a contribution to a charity or service, especially at regular intervals; receive or obtain regularly
    support as in support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
    • "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"

    Synonyms

    • corroborateestablish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; give evidence for ; support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
    • underpinsupport from beneath ; support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
    • bear outsupport with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
    support as in argue or speak in defense of
    • "She supported the motion to strike"

    Synonyms

    • defendargue or speak in defense of; be on the defensive; protect against a challenge or attack; fight against or resist strongly; protect or fight for as a champion ; be the defense counsel for someone in a trial; state or assert
    • fend forargue or speak in defense of
    support as in play a subordinate role to (another performer)
    • "Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act"
    support as in be a regular customer or client of
    • "We patronize this store"
    • "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"

    Synonyms

    • patronizeassume sponsorship of ; do one's shopping at; treat condescendingly ; be a regular customer or client of
    • patronisedo one's shopping at; assume sponsorship of ; treat condescendingly ; be a regular customer or client of
    • patronagesupport by being a patron of ; be a regular customer or client of; the act of providing approval and support; customers collectively; a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient ; (politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support ; the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers
    • keep goingcontinue uninterrupted; suffice for a period between two points; be a regular customer or client of
    support as in 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"

    Synonyms

    • digesta periodical that summarizes the news ; something that is compiled (as into a single book or file) ; convert food into absorbable substances; arrange and integrate in the mind; put up with something or somebody unpleasant; become assimilated into the body; systematize, as by classifying and summarizing; soften or disintegrate, as by undergoing exposure to heat or moisture ; make more concise; soften or disintegrate by means of chemical action, heat, or moisture
    • endureput up with something or somebody unpleasant; face and withstand with courage; continue to live and avoid dying; undergo or be subjected to; last and be usable; persist for a specified period of time; continue to exist
    • stick outextend out or project in space; be highly noticeable ; put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    • stomachan enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis ; an inclination or liking for things involving conflict or difficulty or unpleasantness; an appetite for food; bear to eat; put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    • bearmassive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws ; an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; have; cause to be born; put up with something or somebody unpleasant; move while holding up or supporting; bring forth; take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; contain or hold; bring in; have on one's person; behave in a certain manner; have rightfully; support or hold in a certain manner; be pregnant with
    • standa support or foundation; the position where a thing or person stands ; a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area; a small table for holding articles of various kinds; a support for displaying various articles; an interruption of normal activity ; a mental position from which things are viewed; a booth where articles are displayed for sale ; a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance; tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade) ; a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air ; a defensive effort; be standing; be in some specified state or condition; occupy a place or location, also metaphorically; hold one's ground; put up with something or somebody unpleasant; have or maintain a position or stand on an issue; remain inactive or immobile; be in effect; be tall; put into an upright position; withstand the force of something; be available for stud services
    • tolerateput up with something or somebody unpleasant; recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others); have a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen or environmental condition; allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting
    • brooka natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river); put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    • abidedwell; put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    • sufferundergo or be subjected to; undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); experience (emotional) pain; put up with something or somebody unpleasant; get worse; feel pain or be in pain ; feel physical pain; feel unwell or uncomfortable; be given to; undergo or suffer; be set at a disadvantage
    • put upplace so as to be noticed; mount or put up; construct, build, or erect; put up with something or somebody unpleasant; make available for sale at an auction; preserve in a can or tin; provide housing for; provide; propose as a candidate for some honor