Dictionary Results for supporting


1. supporting - noun

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

Synonym(s): support

Hypernym(s): activity




2. 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




3. 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




4. 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




5. 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




6. 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




7. support - verb

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

Synonym(s): subscribe

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




8. 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




9. support - verb

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

Synonym(s): defend, fend_for

Hypernym(s): argue, reason




10. support - verb

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

Hypernym(s): act, play, represent




11. 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




12. 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




13. supporting - adjective

· furnishing support and encouragement; "the anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher"

Synonym(s): encouraging




14. supporting - adjective

· capable of bearing a structural load; "a supporting wall"

Synonym(s): load-bearing





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