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  1. sup·port
  2. verb

    • 1. bear all or part of the weight of; hold up:

      the dome was supported by a hundred white columns
      Synonym : hold up, bear, carry, prop up, keep up, bolster up, brace, shore up, underpin, buttress, reinforce
    • 2. give assistance to, especially financially; enable to function or act:

      the government gives $2.5 billion a year to support the activities of the voluntary sector
      Synonym : help, aid, assist, contribute to, give a donation to, give money to, back, underwrite, subsidize, fund, finance, succor, bankroll, back, champion, give help to, help, assist, aid, be on the side of, side with, favor, prefer, abet, aid and abet, encourage, vote for, ally oneself with, stand behind, fall in with, stand up for, defend, take someone's part, take up the cudgels for, sponsor, vouch for, second, promote, endorse, sanction, approve of, give one's blessing to, smile on, stick up for, throw one's weight behind
    • 3. provide with a home and the necessities of life:

      my main concern was to support my family
      Synonym : provide for, provide sustenance for, maintain, sustain, keep, take care of, look after
    • 4. produce enough food and water for; be capable of sustaining:

      the land had lost its capacity to support life
    • 5. give approval, comfort, or encouragement to:

      the proposal was supported by many delegates I like to visit her to support her
      Synonym : give moral support to, give strength to, be a source of strength to, comfort, bring comfort to, sustain, encourage, buoy up, hearten, fortify, console, solace, give sympathy to, reassure, succor, soothe, buck up, advocate, promote, further, champion, back, be on the side of, espouse, espouse the cause of, be in favor of, recommend, defend, subscribe to
    • 6. be actively interested in and concerned for the success of (a particular sports team):

      fans should always support their team fully, no matter what
    • 7. (of a pop or rock group or performer) function as a secondary act to (another) at a concert.

    • 8. suggest the truth of; corroborate:

      the studies support our findings
      Synonym : substantiate, back up, give force to, give weight to, bear out, corroborate, confirm, attest to, verify, prove, validate, authenticate, endorse, ratify, document
    • 9. (of a computer or operating system) allow the use or operation of (a program, language, or device):

      the new versions do not support the graphical user interface standard
    • 10. endure; tolerate:

      at work during the day I could support the grief


  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: support, plural noun: supports

    • v.: verb: support, 3rd person present: supports, gerund or present participle: supporting, past tense: supported, past participle: supported

    • verb

      bear all or part of the weight of; hold up:

      give assistance to, especially financially:

    • noun

      a thing that bears the weight of something or keeps it upright:

      the action of supporting something or someone or the state of being supported:

    • adjective

      bearing all or part of the weight of something:

      serving to corroborate something:

    • adjective

      bearing all or part of the weight of something:

      serving to corroborate something:

    • noun

      court-ordered payments, typically made by a noncustodial divorced parent, to support one's minor child or children.
    • noun

      a service provided by a hardware or software company which provides registered users with help and advice about their products.
    • noun

      a low price level for a security or commodity below which prices do not ordinarily fall:
    • noun

      support or help, the effect of which is psychological rather than physical.
    • noun

      a husband's or wife's court-ordered provision for a spouse after separation or divorce; alimony:
    • noun

      government assistance in maintaining the levels of market prices regardless of supply or demand:
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