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"
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"
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"
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
7. support - noun
· supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support"
8. support - noun
· the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening; "he leaned against the wall for support"
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"
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
12. support - verb
· give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"
13. support - verb
· support materially or financially; "he does not support his natural children"; "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"
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"
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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