Definitions for support

Definitions for (noun) support

Main entry: documentation, support

Definition: documentary validation

Usage: his documentation of the results was excellent; the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones

Main entry: reenforcement, reinforcement, support

Definition: a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission

Usage: they called for artillery support

Main entry: support, supporting

Definition: the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening

Usage: he leaned against the wall for support

Main entry: support

Definition: aiding the cause or policy or interests of

Usage: the president no longer has the support of his own party; they developed a scheme of mutual support

Main entry: support

Definition: the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities

Usage: his support kept the family together; they gave him emotional support during difficult times

Main entry: support

Definition: any device that bears the weight of another thing

Usage: there was no place to attach supports for a shelf

Main entry: support

Definition: supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation

Usage: the statue stood on a marble support

Main entry: support

Definition: something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest

Usage: the policy found little public support; his faith was all the support he needed; the team enjoyed the support of their fans

Main entry: support, accompaniment, backup, musical accompaniment

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

Main entry: bread and butter, livelihood, living, keep, support, sustenance

Definition: the financial means whereby one lives

Usage: each child was expected to pay for their keep; he applied to the state for support; he could no longer earn his own livelihood

Main entry: support, financial backing, financial support, funding, backing

Definition: financial resources provided to make some project possible

Usage: the foundation provided support for the experiment

Definitions for (verb) support

Main entry: affirm, substantiate, support, sustain, corroborate, confirm

Definition: establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

Usage: his story confirmed my doubts; The evidence supports the defendant

Main entry: endure, put up, digest, bear, abide, brook, stand, suffer, support, tolerate, stick out, stomach

Definition: put up with something or somebody unpleasant

Usage: 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

Main entry: subscribe, support

Definition: adopt as a belief

Usage: I subscribe to your view on abortion

Main entry: fend for, support, defend

Definition: argue or speak in defense of

Usage: She supported the motion to strike

Main entry: patronage, patronise, patronize, keep going, support

Definition: be a regular customer or client of

Usage: We patronize this store; Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could

Main entry: hold, hold up, support, sustain

Definition: be the physical support of; carry the weight of

Usage: The beam holds up the roof; He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam; What's holding that mirror?

Main entry: support

Definition: play a subordinate role to (another performer)

Usage: Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act

Main entry: support

Definition: support materially or financially

Usage: he does not support his natural children; The scholarship supported me when I was in college

Main entry: plump for, plunk for, endorse, indorse, back, support

Definition: be behind; approve of

Usage: He plumped for the Labor Party; I backed Kennedy in 1960

Main entry: back up, support

Definition: give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to

Usage: She supported him during the illness; Her children always backed her up

Main entry: bear out, corroborate, underpin, support

Definition: support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm

Usage: The stories and claims were born out by the evidence

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