Dictionary Results for support


1. support - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): activity




2. support - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): aid, assist, assistance, help




3. support - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): influence




4. support - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): reinforcement, reenforcement

Hypernym(s): operation, military_operation




5. support - noun

· documentary validation; "his documentation of the results was excellent"; "the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones"

Synonym(s): documentation

Hypernym(s): validation, proof, substantiation




6. support - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): keep, livelihood, living, bread_and_butter, sustenance

Hypernym(s): resource




7. support - noun

· supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support"

Hypernym(s): supporting_structure




8. support - noun

· the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening; "he leaned against the wall for support"

Synonym(s): supporting

Hypernym(s): activity




9. support - noun

· a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts

Synonym(s): accompaniment, musical_accompaniment, backup

Hypernym(s): part, voice




10. support - noun

· any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"

Hypernym(s): device




11. support - noun

· financial resources provided to make some project possible; "the foundation provided support for the experiment"

Synonym(s): financial_support, funding, backing, financial_backing

Hypernym(s): resource




12. support - verb

· give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"

Synonym(s): back_up




13. support - verb

· support materially or financially; "he does not support his natural children"; "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"

Hypernym(s): give




14. support - verb

· be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"

Synonym(s): back, endorse, indorse, plump_for, plunk_for

Hypernym(s): approve, O.K., okay, sanction




15. support - verb

· 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?"

Synonym(s): hold, sustain, hold_up




16. support - verb

· establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"

Synonym(s): confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, affirm




17. support - verb

· adopt as a belief; "I subscribe to your view on abortion"

Synonym(s): subscribe

Hypernym(s): agree, hold, concur, concord




18. support - verb

· support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm; "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"

Synonym(s): corroborate, underpin, bear_out

Hypernym(s): match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree




19. support - verb

· argue or speak in defense of; "She supported the motion to strike"

Synonym(s): defend, fend_for

Hypernym(s): argue, reason




20. support - verb

· play a subordinate role to (another performer); "Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act"

Hypernym(s): act, play, represent




21. support - verb

· be a regular customer or client of; "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"

Synonym(s): patronize, patronise, patronage, keep_going

Hypernym(s): foster, nurture




22. support - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): digest, endure, stick_out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, brook, abide, suffer, put_up

Hypernym(s): permit, allow, let, countenance





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