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supporting

supporting as in the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
  • "he leaned against the wall for support"

Synonyms

  • supportthe activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities; aiding the cause or policy or interests of; something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest; a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission; documentary validation; the financial means whereby one lives; supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening; a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts ; any device that bears the weight of another thing; financial resources provided to make some project possible; give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; support materially or financially; be behind; be the physical support of; establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; adopt as a belief; support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm; argue or speak in defense of; play a subordinate role to (another performer); be a regular customer or client of; put up with something or somebody unpleasant
supporting as in furnishing support and encouragement
  • "the anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher"

Synonyms

  • encouraginggiving courage or confidence or hope; furnishing support and encouragement
supporting as in capable of bearing a structural load
  • "a supporting wall"

Synonyms

  • load-bearing(a)
  • supporting(a)