Definitions of 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
    Example: "They called for artillery support"
  • noun:   the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
    Example: "He leaned against the wall for support"
  • noun:   aiding the cause or policy or interests of
    Example: "The president no longer had the support of his own party"
  • noun:   the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
    Example: "His support kept the family together"
  • noun:   any device that bears the weight of another thing
    Example: "There was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
  • noun:   supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation
    Example: "The statue stood on a marble support"
  • noun:   something providing immaterial support or assistance to a person or cause or interest
    Example: "The policy found little public support"
  • noun:   the financial means whereby one lives
    Example: "He applied to the state for support"
  • noun:   financial resources provided to make some project possible
    Example: "The foundation provided support for the experiment"
  • noun:   documentary validation
    Example: "The strongest support for this this view is the work of Jones"
  • noun:   a subordinate musical part; provides background for more important parts
  • verb:   support materially or financially
    Example: "He does not support his natural children"
  • verb:   give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
    Example: "She supported him during the illness"
  • verb:   play a subordinate role to (another performer)
    Example: "Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act"
  • verb:   adopt as a belief
  • verb:   argue or speak in defense of
    Example: "She supported the motion to strike"
  • verb:   be the physical support of; carry the weight of
    Example: "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"
  • verb:   support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
  • verb:   be a regular customer or client of
  • verb:   establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
    Example: "The evidence supports the defendant"
  • verb:   be behind; approve of
  • verb:   put up with something or somebody unpleasant

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