Meaning of SUPPORT in English

SUPPORT

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a demonstration in support of sth/sb

public demonstrations in support of the rebels

a gesture of support

She wrote a letter to the Prime Minister as a gesture of support.

a message of support/sympathy/congratulations etc

Other celebrities sent messages of support.

a support group (= a group that meets in order to help the people in it deal with a difficult time )

She set up a support group for people suffering from the same illness.

a supporting actor (= acting a part that is not the most important one )

She was awarded an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

a supporting cast (= all the actors except the main ones )

There’s also a fine supporting cast.

a supporting role (= not one of the main roles )

Lee has a supporting role as Judy’s best friend,

active support (= encouragement or help )

He wrote the book with the active support of his wife, Pam.

an offer of help/support/friendship etc

Any offers of help would be appreciated.

ask for sb’s support

Labour councillors asked for our support for the proposal.

canvassing support

The US has been canvassing support from other Asian states.

child support

command respect/attention/support etc

Philip was a remarkable teacher, able to command instant respect.

community support officer

deserve support

This is a splendid proposal which deserves our support.

drumming up support

He travelled throughout Latin America drumming up support for the confederation.

emotional support

She provided emotional support at a very distressing time for me.

enthusiastic support

His policies won him the enthusiastic support of middle-income voters.

express your support (= say that you support someone or something )

The Israeli leader expressed his support for the U.S. plan.

gain support

The proposal failed to gain support.

generate excitement/interest/support etc

The project generated enormous interest.

generous offer/support/donation etc

my employer’s generous offer to pay the bill

groundswell of support

a groundswell of support for the Prime Minister

income support

life support system

majority support (= votes or support given by the most number of people )

a solution that will command majority support in the House

marshal support

Senator Bryant attempted to marshal support for the measure.

meet with support/approval etc

Her ideas have met with support from doctors and health professionals.

mobilize support

a campaign to mobilize support for the strike

mutual support

MAMA puts new mothers in touch with each other, for mutual support and friendship.

offer advice/help/support etc

Your doctor should be able to offer advice on diet.

pledge (your) support/loyalty/solidarity etc

He pledged his cooperation.

police community support officer

popular support

There was widespread popular support for the new law.

practical help/support ( also practical assistance formal )

There will be trained people available to listen and to provide practical help.

price support

prove/support an accusation

There were very few facts to support the accusation against him.

prove/test/support etc a hypothesis

We hope that further research will confirm our hypothesis.

rally support

an attempt to rally support for the party

receive attention/affection/support

She received no support from her parents.

seek support/approval

He said he would seek shareholder support for the proposal.

stout defence/support/resistance

He put up a stout defence in court.

strong support

The idea won strong support in rural areas.

support a cause

Giving money is only one way of supporting a good cause.

support a charity (= give money to one )

Do you support any charities?

support a claim

The court found no evidence to support her claim.

support a conclusion (= suggest that something is true )

The evidence supports the conclusion that his death was an accident.

support a move

The move was supported by the government.

support a notion

There is no evidence to support the notion that girls are treated better than boys in school.

support a team

"Which team do you support?" "Chelsea."

support a theory

Modern research strongly supports this theory.

support a view (= believe or help to prove that it is right )

There are many people who would support his views.

support an event (= pay to attend a charity event in order to encourage it )

I’d like to thank everyone who came tonight for supporting the event.

support group

support staff (= office staff, technical staff etc )

A school needs good support staff.

support/assist development ( also further/facilitate development formal )

We need to facilitate development and economic activity that provides jobs.

support/back a proposal

Not one of these organizations supports the government's proposals.

support/defend/back sb to the hilt

I’m backing the PM to the hilt on this.

supporting documentation

Applicants must provide supporting documentation .

support...motion

I urge you to support this motion .

technical support

Our staff will be available to give you technical support .

technical support

Maybe you’d better try calling tech support.

tremendous support

She praised her husband for the tremendous support he had given her.

undying love/devotion/support etc

They declared their undying love for each other.

unfailing help/support etc

I’d like to thank you all for your unfailing support.

unqualified support

He gave her his unqualified support .

unswerving loyalty/commitment/support etc

a politician with unswerving loyalty to the President

whip up interest/opposition/support etc

They’ll do anything to whip up a bit of interest in a book.

whole-hearted support/acceptance/cooperation etc

Montgomery’s new style of leadership met with Leslie’s whole-hearted approval.

widespread support/acceptance/criticism/condemnation etc

There was widespread support for the war.

The storm caused widespread damage.

withdrawn...support

One of the minority parties had withdrawn its support for Chancellor Kohl.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

strongly

I strongly support the thrust of what the hon. Lady said.

Participation by suburbs that once strongly supported magnet projects is in question.

Both of these Republican presidents undertook aggressive antitrust actions, and both strongly supported , and expanded, federal housing programs.

We believe therefore that the available evidence strongly supports the use of full-dose aspirin as adjunctive therapy to thrombolysis.

We strongly supported that anti-lobbying clause.

Let there be no mistake: the Oxford public strongly support the police and they have our confidence.

The efficient-market hypothesis strongly supports index funds over more active mutual funds.

■ NOUN

claim

But we must not support the innateness claim with the wrong arguments.

This will help you support your claims , create continuity within the document, and use interesting language and ideas.

Reformist government ministers used the press revelations to support their claims that Khasbulatov was building up a power base.

A letter from Fremont to Senator Benton supports this claim .

Or are public subsidies being given to support unspecified claims about cultural maintenance, diversity, and development?

Several specialists questioned whether there is enough fossil evidence yet to support a claim for a new genus.

Some patterns in the survey evidence seem to support this claim .

To support its claim , Barneys cites certain terms of its lease agreements, including the length.

development

Allied to this is the appropriate acquisition of resources both human and technical, to support the developments .

In its decentralized and block form, federally supported community development can take many directions.

Emap recently announced the creation of Emap Digital which will support the development of all group investments in internet and new media.

Some of them we would characterize as networks, others as staff support / staff development cooperatives.

One should not, however, think that the nucleus of any cell will support development if transplanted into the egg.

In addition, the Congress is considering legislation supporting its development .

All three organisations are now firmly supporting the development of a single survey in the future.

They supported curriculum development and professional development for teachers and work-site mentors.

effort

If we do not support their efforts , animal-based research in this country will be slowly stifled.

Since my first days in the Congress, I have supported efforts to turn off the faucet of big-money campaign contributions.

We need to support teachers in their efforts to steer our children in this direction.

Some of the Act's underlying principles can support efforts to overcome suspicion between travellers and welfare authorities.

The Human Rights Campaign is supporting an effort by Sen.

He called on business to support the effort .

In a widely supported effort that ended in December, black leaders, including the Rev.

evidence

But there is already much evidence to support the presumption that the effect was pervasive.

Browning found there was a lack of corroborating evidence to support the oral copulation offense, according Fox.

There seems to be evidence to support both of these arguments.

The anecdotal evidence is supported Statistically.

However, while there is no proof, there is ample historical evidence to support many balance-of-power propositions.

We have recently produced direct evidence supporting the possibility of amplification of the birth weight-blood pressure relation in childhood.

On balance, the evidence does not support this tactical scenario, although it may well have occurred to de Gaulle.

These suppositions are rejected because there is little evidence to support them.

family

For example, the social security system sets conditions which can make it hard for families to support family members who live elsewhere.

Obviously, the cost of building and installing a sys-tem big enough to support the average family would bankrupt a small nation.

Was this the price that these incomers to Orkney were to pay for befriending and attempting to support another family in trouble?

Interestingly, efforts to support the family at work have not always been friendly to women.

What else did I have to support my family on in the West?

We will set up a new Family Credit telephone advice service to support working families.

Suicide was epidemic among men who felt their manhood lost because they could no longer support their families .

government

Nationalists supported the Wilson/Callaghan governments for years, only to be stabbed in the back in the end.

Fini said he might support a government led by Senate President Carlo Scognamiglio.

The upshot was that the Liberals promised to support the Labour government in the House by their votes.

I would support strongly a bigger Government grant for acquisitions because there are many good uses to which it could be put.

The Liberal Democrats were supporting a Government which they claim to want defeated.

Instead the structure chosen for the Inquiry ensured that it could only be resolved in favour of the course supported by the government .

The opposition were loyally supporting the Government , but were also pressing for a definitive statement.

In future, large amounts of taxpayers' money will go to support local government .

hypothesis

These results support the hypothesis that individuals are willing to pay more in order to live in communities that provide high-quality services.

This supports the hypothesis that adaptation is due to visual change.

This tends to support the hypothesis that although customers will complain about price increases it does not necessarily alter their visiting behaviour.

Seventeen pages of notes support his hypothesis .

The finding that their number is neither affected by ranitidine nor by cisapride treatment does not support this hypothesis .

Experimental and human studies support this hypothesis .

The evidence, particularly of Willis, would support this working hypothesis .

idea

Central and Fife are understood to be less enthusiastic but agreed to support the idea .

Even before his death, Kerouac supported the idea of a portable reader of his work.

This startling discovery has supported the idea that cancer develops when a cell contains too much of a perfectly normal cellular protein.

The size of the hands indicate women made the handprints, supporting the idea that women artists created the paintings.

In both patients naloxone led to great improvement, supporting the idea that endogenous opiates are involved in the condition.

Many prominent college presidents and political scientists as well as a good many newspaper editorials supported the idea .

What evidence can you find which supports the idea that historical knowledge has improved with time?

It is a relationship supported by an idea that kinship matters profoundly.

party

As a result the Edinburgh Conference of 1936 passed resolutions leaving the Labour Party supporting collective security but opposing rearmament.

The guidelines competence was transferred to a Coalition Committee, a committee of representatives of the parties supporting the government.

Moreover, the major parties today are supported by two distinct coalitions of voters, each with core interests and demands.

In these systems, the electorate selects legislative candidates from a party committed to support a particular prime minister.

policy

Finally, last Wednesday he threw in the towel, claiming he could no longer support Blunkett's policy on education.

Environmentalists and representatives of the timber industry, nearly always at odds, find themselves supporting a policy of increased burning.

One supporter said Mr Norris would not be able to support this policy .

He should stop coming to the House pretending to support home-owners when his policies would discriminate against them.

project

After the intensive twelve months support with the project , girls need somewhere to come with any problems that may occur later.

It is usually subject to negotiation after the decision to support the project is made.

These funds support infrastructure projects and training courses.

International equity investment in local stock exchanges could also support renewable energy projects .

Edinburgh City Council is also supporting the project and 14 other local primary schools are taking part.

Gateways are available to online databases such as Profile and Kompass to support project work and research.

Within their limited means, they provide community services, education programmes and support small workshop projects .

He has not yet come off the fence and told us whether he supports the barrage project .

proposal

This has been used to support proposals to move from income to expenditure taxation.

Elorriaga had decided to withdraw when Congress refused to support his proposals on taxation and on the refunding of the public debt.

However, a consultation exercise last year showed that councils, police and courts supported the proposals .

We wonder if any of the other signers are similarly being misrepresented as supporting this seriously flawed proposal .

No permanent member supported the proposal , and it was dropped.

The newspaper, El Tiempo, supported the monarchical proposal without subterfuge.

Margaret McGregor, the board's Labour convenor, is to support the proposal .

His only promise to the Democrats, he says, was to support the final budget proposal that emerged from the committee.

research

How can university personnel be involved to support research carried out in schools by teachers?

Since then, Quaker has continued to support university-based research into the substance.

Encourage innovative alternatives by supporting research and development of synfuels 4.

The Faculty has a number of scholarships which are used mostly to support research students.

Furthermore these are claims that have actually been supported by empirical sociolinguistic research .

The certificate modules have been specifically designed to support teachers undertaking research in their own schools.

team

Young people are placed in open employment and trained and supported by social service teams .

Lanier said he thought he had Adams' support to attract a team .

Oxford United's fans, more than fifteen hundred of them made the long journey to Tranmere on Saturday to support their team .

For the most part, that community supported that team when it was fairly competitive.

They're supported by teams of physiologists and laboratory researchers.

They support their local baseball team , the Hanshin Tigers.

General practitioners work mainly as individuals supported by primary care teams .

Twelve staff, working in six shifts are supported by a team of engineers and administrative personnel.

view

There is factual evidence to support the view that Storni entertained the idea of suicide long before 1938.

There is no evidence to support this view .

They support the views of Goldthorpe and Lockwood that clerical workers are in an intermediate class between the working and service classes.

There are indeed certain aspects of the marriage system of such societies which support this point of view .

Research evidence supports the view that this relationship is valued highly, especially by the grandparental generation.

But it is not merely the minimum content of natural law which supports such a view .

A recent study of primary school practice across the arts supports this view .

weight

The liquid helps to support the weight of the compass card, and also dampens oscillation.

The floors themselves were strong enough to support the weight of the materials used to fill in the gaps.

Both your stand and the floor it stands on must be capable of supporting this weight .

A major concern, he said, is that many sky divers use canopies that are too small to support their weight .

The design specifications had called for the columns to rest on bedrock that supported a weight of seven tons per square foot.

Righting the stool with his foot, he pushed it under Jason's dangling toes to support some of the weight .

The main structural consideration with any door or window is supporting the weight of the structure above.

work

If you are new, decide which senior colleagues would support you in your work .

Interestingly, efforts to support the family at work have not always been friendly to women.

You can help by joining the Research Defence Society and supporting our work to safeguard the future of biological and medical research.

It also sells Lacandon crafts in the gift shop, and uses the proceeds to support its work in the jungle.

In this way we trust that your appreciation of the need to support our work will grow.

It is very important, therefore, that we do everything possible to support the mind work of reading.

Proceeds from the sale of these corporate-generated materials support the ongoing work of the foundation.

■ VERB

continue

There are good reasons for continuing to support the moratorium.

This talented orchestra can only survive if the people of Merseyside continue to support it.

Nevertheless, doctors continued to support the use of starvation diets.

Apple will continue to support A/UX on its 680x0-based systems, but will be pushing PowerPC/PowerOpen-based systems into these markets.

The salmon runs, though much reduced by overfishing in the spawning rivers, continue to support the leading fishery.

And we will continue to support hill farmers through the Hill Livestock Compensatory Allowances.

Most Democrats, of course, continued to support McClellan, attributing the fiasco entirely to administration mismanagement.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be loud in your praise/opposition/support etc

Nevertheless, both my master and Agrippa were loud in their praise of my martial prowess.

moral support

Steve went with her to provide moral support.

I don't believe Wellington stayed to give De Gaulle moral support.

I want you there not just for moral support but to have a witness present.

Last year they gave heavy financial and moral support to Democrats.

Louise came up for the funeral and stayed on for three weeks to give moral support.

Mahdi denies that his movement wants weapons or financing from Washington, saying moral support and diplomatic pressure are enough.

Voice over Finally, Dawn came here, where she's been given practical and moral support.

When a baby is newborn, friends, family, and even strangers deluge us with moral support and advice.

With his moral support a group of nobles and clergy from both sides tried to work out peace terms.

supporting part/role/actor etc

At a crucial moment, the United States played an important supporting role.

Benicio Del Toro won the best supporting actor prize for Traffic.

But the chief joy despite several eye-catching supporting roles remains watching Courtenay milk the script for all its worth.

He felt the other two were satisfied to play supporting roles to Gedge and to a lesser extent, himself.

Hopper won a supporting role in that film too.

Its most unarguable successes are in the main supporting roles.

The meats are unfailingly tender and flavorful, and the stuffed tomatoes deserve a Tony Award for best supporting actor.

The three supporting roles are all superbly played.

supporting wall/beam etc

The roof was in an appalling state and the supporting beams were rotten.

There was a portico, generally of wood, with posts supporting beams, and decoration was in terracotta.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A lot of people can barely earn enough to support themselves, let alone their families.

Do you have any evidence to support these claims?

During the renovations, a temporary wall will support the ceiling.

Employers support the training program by offering places for young people.

For twenty-five years he painstakingly amassed evidence to support his hypothesis.

He has a wife and two children to support .

Her body was so weak that she had to be supported by two nurses.

I always support the Girl Scouts by buying a few boxes of cookies.

I am very grateful to members of the faculty who have supported me in so many ways.

I have always supported the Democrats.

If she can't support herself, how's she going to support a child?

My friends and family have all supported me through the divorce.

My parents didn't have to support me when I was at college because I received a grant.

Plans for a new school were strongly supported by local residents.

Public opinion in America supported Gandhi in his struggle for an independent India.

She is my daughter, and I will love and support her no matter what happens.

She wrote a newspaper article supporting the idea of a minimum wage for workers.

Sitting at a table in the coffee shop, her chin supported by her hands, she was deep in thought.

The ceiling was supported by huge stone columns.

The changes in the tax code are supported by the Democratic party.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Many elderly people support Milosevic because they are scared.

Psychological theories support two main forms of gender bias.

The environment ministry, to which it is ultimately responsible, supports it to the tune of almost 5m francs.

The Fed chairman actually supports Mr Neal's bill.

Together they shoot up, play soccer, get into barroom brawls, mug tourists and steal to support their habits.

We supported the demands for a thorough and credible investigation by independent and impartial experts.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

emotional

It's an emotional support from my boyfriend, sister, father.

Finally, the managers received critical emotional support from peers.

In addition to medical prescription, victims require emotional support and reassurance which is not available from sources such as the family.

While separating these activities analytically from other major processes, like emotional support , it does this for justifiable theoretical reasons.

Personality based depression happens to people with poor self-image, or to some one who is heavily dependent on others for emotional support .

A lot of practical information is exchanged, as well as emotional support .

They didn't all desert their girlfriends when they became pregnant, some have remained to provide crucial emotional and practical support .

That emotional support will be needed.

financial

It must be emphasised that you can not expect any financial support from the University.

All of these networks receive financial support from their national governments.

The publication has received financial support from the Czech Ministry of Culture but is still in need of funding to ensure its survival.

Jerry Lewis, left the title untouched but drained financial support .

Normally this financial support passes from older to younger generations in families in a one-way flow.

Ed Schafer has received more than 95 percent of its financial support from North Dakotans.

Please give your financial support to help them continue their work tomorrow.

President Robert Batscha would make regular forays West to draw financial support from the people and enterprises whose work is ostensibly honored.

full

Roddy Neill, the Clydesdale Bank's business sector manager, said the improvements had the bank's full support .

The United States will continue to furnish you and your people with the fullest measure of support in this bitter fight.

Too early a Western commitment of full support could be dangerous.

We see this as a national event of great importance and we are lending it our full support .

We shall continue to give full and active support to the United Nations.

The company is pleased to give them its full support , which includes supplying a 38 ton lorry.

Promotional groups will only be effective when they can deliver the full support of their clientele.

Will she give all such initiatives her fullest support ?

moral

He can also make a point of talking to Mr Yeltsin and other republican leaders to offer them moral support .

By and large the teams gave each other both moral and technical support .

The frontiersman heroes such as Davy Crockett no longer excite our moral support .

When a baby is newborn, friends, family, and even strangers deluge us with moral support and advice.

And for a number of reasons Lisa's moral support would have been welcome.

Last year they gave heavy financial and moral support to Democrats.

If he had to go, he should go quietly and give continued moral support to the paper.

Bring a friend or relative for moral support and help in juggling insurance forms and your overnight bag.

mutual

But those that come together for mutual support can and do survive.

Something whole, something alive dwells in that mutual support .

This relationship of mutual support between reading and text displaces the authorising criteria of true and false in critical activity.

Tonight eight children would be married, thus forming important alliances and mutual support between families which would last lifetimes.

His two-term governorship has been an exercise in incessant mutual support between Texas business and Texas politics.

And by establishing coordination committees operating within the team concept, he brought about far better mutual support .

Free discussion about attitudes to a problem will relieve anxiety, and mutual support can be obtained.

Positive long-term acceptance of the child involves the parents' mutual support throughout the time after birth.

political

Regardless of their initial intentions, their work has been understood and accepted as an open manifestation of political support .

In the end, one has to wonder about the sources of political support for minimum-wage legislation.

Yet is also harboured doubts about whether there was widespread political support for the Republicans.

But Berisha, tied up in an election year and basking in Western political support , ignored the warnings.

By building up an army of individual shareholders the Conservatives may well have expected to gain political support .

The initiation and implementation of economic development projects also provides government with opportunities to gain political support from a diverse constituency.

Control of jobs and access to political leaders can be used to win political support for themselves.

The market quickly comes to be seen as unfair, and political support for official privatization falls.

popular

On the other hand, thirteen percent hardly constituted the tidal wave of popular support that de Gaulle was looking for.

All three bills had popular support , according to polls.

The statement went on to urge popular support for Sihanouk's candidacy in these elections.

Invocations of popular support or consent may be baseless and even blatantly dishonest.

For one thing, there is not exactly a popular outcry in support of a Romanov return.

The extent of popular support , if any, for this enterprise was never clear.

It would not be surprising if, to gain popular support for emancipationist petitions, reformers had to work very hard.

public

The government decided on dollarisation without getting public support for the project.

The great exodus was on, from city to suburb, aided by developers but also enjoying great public support .

As a major national organisation, commanding massive public support , the Trust's influence in Whitehall is strengthened.

Bennett and others promote cultural renewal through public sermonizing and support for local initiatives like church programs to teach parental responsibility.

You can not expect public support if you do not have the support of your own ministers.

The Zapatistas' public support has dwindled in recent months, but officials say privately that Marcos remains a wild card.

However, this development would require public support in the form of a new East Coast motorway.

The union leaders appear to be building public support for their cause, with clever use of symbolic gestures and public relations.

social

For them, the priority was the provision of direct social work support and advice.

Strong social pressures often support or repudiate their use, and sometimes the pressures lead to control or prohibition by governments.

He managed with twice weekly meals on wheels, and social work support .

Day care, residential care and social work support essentially provide care in the community, rather than in large institutions.

All other systems of social support should be for voluntary organizations of citizens to devise and subscribe to.

At least at the beginning it lacked social support , usually freely available in the schools from which secondees came.

These two groups of children have quite different characteristics, care histories, prognoses and needs for social work support .

strong

We have given strong support to the Sports Council and its efforts to raise participation in sport.

This apparently was done in spite of their claim that they required strong scientific support for their categories.

Polling shows that the family-leave law has strong support among women voters and working families, he added.

Thirdly, there is strong support for the hill livestock compensatory allowances, amounting to £142 million in a full year.

It passed the Legislature with strong bipartisan support .

However, it became clear that this section would need a much stronger system of support .

But I knew I would get strong support from a lot of influential people.

technical

Gold service will offer personal technical account support , on-site and phone support and extended coverage hours.

A technical support team provided information systems, technical, and engineering support to the operating teams.

Steve Belkin, 32, is technical support manager for a City software house.

Verio provides around-the-clock network monitoring and technical support with all promotional packages.

A nationwide sales force and technical services support can help with any application.

It said it would hire more safety inspectors, create a technical support staff and continue to improve crew communications.

The company will also provide them with the technical support necessary to ensure the milk's quality.

If you're a newcomer to the Net, the technical support on offer will probably be important to you.

widespread

In the north, the party can count on fairly widespread support .

Yet is also harboured doubts about whether there was widespread political support for the Republicans.

In this case there was widespread support and sympathy from the overtaxed gentry and clergy.

It has widespread support in the House as far as it goes, but missing is legislation to protect against victimisation.

But there is also widespread support for state or collective provision of welfare even over tax cuts.

Does he accept that there is widespread support from industry and the community generally for the Government's roads programme?

There is widespread support for the principle across the Community, and we believe that it should be rigorously applied in practice.

There is widespread support for completing that road at the earliest opportunity.

■ NOUN

child

This approach to child support also gives priority to a particular type of family relationship - that based on biological parenthood.

But Garcetti said his office has made strides in child support collections.

Maintenance and child support Bradshaw and Millar found that only 29 percent of lone parents received maintenance from their former partners.

Nachshin argued that $ 30, 000 a month in permanent spousal and child support would be enough.

Other trends noted by the report: The average California county collects only $ 78 monthly for each child support order.

But we have no right to force collection of child support for the kids.

He gives no money for the care of his son, and Aurora has abandoned plans to pursue child support .

In addition, some custodial parents do not pursue collection of child support because they fear retribution from the nonpaying parent.

group

Then Lisa, one of the support group for the Refuge, moved away.

The strategic support group ground rules were all they needed to get started.

A number of support groups were involved: Radical Alternatives to Prison.

Announcements can be made from the pulpit about area shelters or support groups for abusers and victims.

The support group wants to take part in a sitting service to give carers a break.

She also was a benefactor to other health support groups and animal charities.

One of lung cancer's success stories, he runs a support group for lung cancer patients and their families.

By that time all the support group were staying at the Copley Plaza.

income

Seventy percent had only income support .

Savings of over £3,000 will limit the amount of income support .

A switch from price support to income support comes dear.

A person may be eligible for income support if their income is below their income support entitlement.

Both of these categories may be helped under the income support scheme.

Lone parents can earn up to £15 a week before their income support is reduced.

This will mean that a person working 16 hours a week or more will not be able to claim income support .

That means that more and more elderly people are being forced down to income support or poverty line levels.

life

As the law stands it would be illegal to disconnect his life support machine.

Her family approved the removal of life support , and she died Monday night.

Her sister is effectively her life support machine.

She was rushed to the Royal Alexandra Hospital, where she was put on a life support machine.

Initially, life support will be provided as on a space station.

He's unconscious and on a life support machine.

Three bottles of oxygen and four cans of absorbent provide those seventy-two hours of emergency life support .

service

Equally important as the links with the secondary sector are the links with pre-school and support services .

The legislatures almost never have the level of support services that are available to the executive.

There is therefore a need for better family support services .

Now thousands of workers who had manned the booths and the support services had nowhere to turn.

In addition, all published information related to the business environment and support services in Stirling will be collated and analysed.

Ameia attended a school that offers special classes and support services for pregnant girls.

Support will be available from leading vendors backed by a contractual support service from Microsoft.

First-line administrative services managers directly oversee staffs involved in various support services.

staff

Training regular training sessions and monitoring of all teaching and support staff .

They tend to wear suits and have lots of support staff .

The company employed new support staff in Congleton.

Top executives are generally provided with spacious offices and secretarial and support staff .

This can be broadly broken down for descriptive purposes as a program staff of 11, and a support staff of 4.

It said it would hire more safety inspectors, create a technical support staff and continue to improve crew communications.

A member of your support staff can then go through the newspapers extracting cuttings on a daily basis.

From April 1, some 255 scientists and support staff were put directly under the control of Courtaulds operating businesses.

system

Membership of a group also offers an added social support system .

Proposed changes would phase out that support system , but guarantee farmers a gradually dwindling subsidy payment over the next seven years.

The very rapid expansion of the education system has left support systems running to catch up.

Despite this huge expansion, our students enjoy one of the most generous support systems in the world.

In Amsterdam, Querido introduced a twenty-four-hour domiciliary support system , linked with the care of general practitioners.

With adequate resourcing and well designed support systems , relocation can enhance lives.

He's on a life support system .

■ VERB

attract

It will help her attract support for the Thatcher Foundation - the means by which she hopes to preserve her legacy.

The Communists vastly exaggerated their own Resistance role in order to attract postwar political support .

North West Water's impressive set of results failed to attract support .

Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, who dropped out after failing to attract enough money or support .

The movement attracted widespread support from peace campaigners.

For Republicans running in blue-collar districts, where raising the wage attracts support , the argument hurts.

Polreis' case has attracted attention among support networks for adoptive parents of troubled foreign children.

claim

Retirement benefits are not enough to live on, so nearly 2 million pensioners have to claim income support .

Hamas claims the support of about 15 percent of the population.

The organisation claims the support of prominent industrialists and of former members of the security forces.

He is fighting for a second term and claims the support of other key nations in defiance of the Clinton administration.

This will mean that a person working 16 hours a week or more will not be able to claim income support .

If the man does not leap in, the Adlerian can again claim support for his theory.

If Mr Ali makes it here, his family could claim support worth £1,300 a month.

To claim income support or a payment from the social fund contact your local social security office.

command

Programmes would wither away if they did not command sufficient local support .

This is an all-star team that commands support and respect.

The coterie of would-be revolutionaries commanded no widespread support .

It is a standard which even today does not command the support of a majority of this Court....

Proposals for the expansion of post-school education are therefore likely to command majority support .

There are other changes which would command general support .

Clearly, this is a programme which could command considerable support , but its development has been impeded by several problems.

The difficulty is to find a solution that will command majority support in the House.

continue

This week-end event continues to excite enthusiastic support , demonstrating the strength of community life which exists in Kidlington.

Schmidt said Bertelsmann was continuing to seek the support of other music companies in remaking Napster.

Thank you for your continuing support .

Strong, unified and continued support is essential.

Meanwhile Fund raising events continue , your support is always appreciated.

Ministers also continue to express full support for protective designations, especially the green belt26.

Conference, scheduled for Sofia in 1995, and express their intention to continue their support for this process. 12.

enjoy

Coffee, however, enjoyed no such support .

The great exodus was on, from city to suburb, aided by developers but also enjoying great public support .

Consequently, these relationships enjoy unrestricted support and protection.

For 15 years, I have worked for a nonprofit civil-rights organization that regularly enjoys the co-counsel support of major law firms.

The Socialist project of the Mitterrand government may be dead, but its cultural entrepreneurship continues to enjoy wide popular support .

But Lott appears to enjoy the support of a majority of Senate Republicans, especially conservatives led by Sen.

The Nonconformists were therefore greatly encouraged and enjoyed much popular support at this time.

The growth of home ownership has enjoyed cross-party support in Parliament.

express

UMass coach John Calipari said former players had called, expressing concern and support .

Ministers also continue to express full support for protective designations, especially the green belt26.

Texas Republican chairman Tom Pauken expressed strong support for the proposal.

The rates were incapable of bearing the burden in their view and they expressed cautious support for a local income tax.

More than 1,000 residents of Aldeburgh have expressed support for Mr Wilson.

He began organizing the event in earnest after the White House expressed support 10 days ago.

gain

In contrast, the electrostatic mechanism is moderately noisy and initially failed to gain any real support .

Another way to gain support is to place a bed board between your box spring and mattress.

Having gained the support of the staff, attention then focused on the children.

They worried that the experienced subordinate would go over their head and gain support from their superiors.

However, if the result is a more effective birth control programme, it may gain her active support .

This arrangement proved fairly successful in terms of gaining popular support .

Yet here was Gardner, muscles bulging through his blue singlet, gaining support from the and gaining hope.

give

Internationalism required that two thoroughly nationalistic and non-socialist movements be given complete support .

Studies of other disorders show that medications given without such support likely are doomed to fail.

Competitors are forbidden to give each other support and are individually timed.

This will happen only if a literacy struggle can be given the support and the priority that it demands.

If so, you need to give her lots of support and encouragement to resolve that.

lend

Some psychoanalytic writing appears to lend support to these assumptions.

Elizabeth Hurley and Robert Wagner lend support .

In these circumstances it was the business of responsible churchmen to lend support to the monarch in every way they could.

We see this as a national event of great importance and we are lending it our full support .

However plausible this suggestion, empirical investigation has lent it no support .

These results lend support to the idea that tenascin alternative splice forms may also have functional significance at the protein level.

And, given his political sympathies, was Bernstein deliberately lending his support to that account?

Throughout the 1630s he continued to lend his wholehearted support to the Arminian takeover of his church.

need

It needs support from an explanation, in terms of the conditional theory, of how there can be such counter-examples.

They need all the support they can get.

It needs the support of the Department of Culture as it reinvents itself.

As men, we need this type of support .

Imprisonment and becoming refugees had affected us badly and we needed the support we were given.

If the floor is properly framed, you should not need extra support underneath to bear the weight of the fireplace.

Now he needs to build his support by explaining what he believes in.

As important as the Organization Pillar is, it still needs strong support from the other four.

offer

Most adoption agencies offer support for three months after the adoption, but this is unlikely to be sufficient.

Strangers patted their shoulders and offered words of support .

They appeal for her to contact the hospital staff on a special telephone number so that they can offer her help and support .

The president offers partial support for training for some workers, but no income support.

Not only may she offer him her full support , she may say he is unassailable.

Students may comfortably do this work if an adult is next to them, offering emotional support .

A worship committee should be able to offer support as well as advice to the director.

My job is to offer help, support , advice.

pledge

He has pledged to increase support by 10 percent above the rate of inflation for the next three years.

It pledges their support for efforts to protect the Stockton Darlington Railway Line.

Netscape Communications also pledged its support for the new operating system.

Having pledged its support for the environment and the poor, there is mounting pressure for it to institutionalize some safeguards.

Call 623-1000 to pledge your support or get more information.

More than 400 Wensleydale Smokebusters have pledged to help support some one wanting to give up cigarettes.

The Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin was helpful toward that end and pledged monetary support .

provide

David was therefore offered inpatient care for up to 10 days to provide him with intensive support .

When crop-dusters come under fire, it is up to DynCorp helicopter pilots to provide support .

Married women whose husbands provided the support expected of them, however, had a low risk of depression following life events.

If they provide excellent support for some one of heavy build they're most unlikely to suit anyone lighter.

The Trust provides fact-sheets and support for anyone affected by toxoplasmosis and educates health professionals.

We will continue to provide generous support for students and to expand our student loans commitment.

As well as losing power this provides support for the pronounced body lean into the turn.

rally

A campaign to rally support for this was launched in March.

Still, Reagan could not rally support sufficient to get the Congress behind the effort.

The essential need when a proposed redevelopment poses a threat is to rally popular support .

They must also be able to rally support and achieve results in the midst of almost constant organizational change.

I intend to rally that support .

She rallies support for the endangered whale, catalogues underwater life and creates new devices in which to explore virgin sea worlds.

The intelligentsia was actively rallying support against the eviction.

Banks own small stakes of their own and can rally support against a bidder.

receive

Nevertheless, museums were among the first scientific institutions to receive direct government support for science, and particularly for scientific research.

Being a conservative, Arrangoiz did not receive even as much support from Congress as had Pinay Cuevas.

They have received the support of the private sector and they are now requesting material from the Regional Council.

Example Mr Smith receives income support so he pays 20% of the community charge.

Lilley asked to be put into receivership after a financial rescue package did not receive full support from its bankers.

It is by no means clear that the Labour Party would receive little support in Northern Ireland.

All of these areas of research receive financial support from industry or government sources.

Gundobad fled to Avignon, where he may have received Visigothic support .

seek

The Profitboss is wary of finance people, seeking their support but running miles to avoid their control.

Schmidt said Bertelsmann was continuing to seek the support of other music companies in remaking Napster.

I have to seek such support from charity.

And, as noted earlier, the finance and senior executives at TeleCable already have the skills needed to seek equity-based support .

However, in 1990 the government launched a full-scale economic restructuring package for which it sought World Bank support .

Adolescents, as is appropriate, sought each other out in public places and sought support from each other.

It sought formal Solidarity support for the government through a permanent representation committee.

They judge for themselves the quality and character of the political leaders who parade before them on television seeking their support .

show

Polls had until recently shown support for Mr Patten but now a majority wants him to back down.

All the indicators show that parental support helps young people come through solvent abuse quicker.

All true-blues fans should come out and show their support .

A poll taken earlier this year showed 80% support for abolishing conscription.

He also thanked those who came to show their support .

A straw-poll of representatives yesterday showed support for the Chancellor is remarkably resilient.

Nevertheless, statewide polls still show overwhelming public support for the Games.

win

The aim of the exercise is to win support for the constitutional settlement that Britain and Ireland have already outlined.

They have articulated plans and goals and have won the support of voters.

Can you win back support in this area.

But never before has the proposal gone so far as to win support from one house of Congress.

withdraw

They withdrew their support and Fawcett, whom they had seconded to the project, moved on to other research.

On Saturday, the joint chiefs met with Arteaga and formally withdrew support from Bucaram.

On Wednesday, they threatened to withdraw support for a minimum wage boost if the so-called poison pill amendment passed.

On 23 November, Pollitt and Campbell withdrew their support from the initial statement and were readmitted to their positions.

In the same document, Ratzinger directed bishops to withdraw support from gay Catholic organizations that did not accept this teaching.

If reinsurers receive further adverse experience on political risk, they may withdraw their support for this class.

WordPerfect Corp is thought to have withdrawn its support .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be loud in your praise/opposition/support etc

Nevertheless, both my master and Agrippa were loud in their praise of my martial prowess.

lend (your) support (to sth)

Elizabeth Hurley and Robert Wagner lend support.

In these circumstances it was the business of responsible churchmen to lend support to the monarch in every way they could.

President Clinton lent support to the bill Monday.

She lends support to the ecumenical cause.

Some psychoanalytic writing appears to lend support to these assumptions.

These results lend support to the idea that tenascin alternative splice forms may also have functional significance at the protein level.

lend weight/support to sth

I lent weight to his side of the story but they sent him down.

In these circumstances it was the business of responsible churchmen to lend support to the monarch in every way they could.

Not withstanding the need for more investigation, the evidence surveyed in the previous chapter certainly lends weight to this view.

President Clinton lent support to the bill Monday.

Recognising this paradox lends weight to the patriarchy thesis, explaining away many apparent counter-examples.

Some psychoanalytic writing appears to lend support to these assumptions.

The recent closures of the paper mill and the aluminium smelter at Invergordon lend weight to this argument.

These results lend support to the idea that tenascin alternative splice forms may also have functional significance at the protein level.

moral support

Steve went with her to provide moral support.

I don't believe Wellington stayed to give De Gaulle moral support.

I want you there not just for moral support but to have a witness present.

Last year they gave heavy financial and moral support to Democrats.

Louise came up for the funeral and stayed on for three weeks to give moral support.

Mahdi denies that his movement wants weapons or financing from Washington, saying moral support and diplomatic pressure are enough.

Voice over Finally, Dawn came here, where she's been given practical and moral support.

When a baby is newborn, friends, family, and even strangers deluge us with moral support and advice.

With his moral support a group of nobles and clergy from both sides tried to work out peace terms.

supporting part/role/actor etc

At a crucial moment, the United States played an important supporting role.

Benicio Del Toro won the best supporting actor prize for Traffic.

But the chief joy despite several eye-catching supporting roles remains watching Courtenay milk the script for all its worth.

He felt the other two were satisfied to play supporting roles to Gedge and to a lesser extent, himself.

Hopper won a supporting role in that film too.

Its most unarguable successes are in the main supporting roles.

The meats are unfailingly tender and flavorful, and the stuffed tomatoes deserve a Tony Award for best supporting actor.

The three supporting roles are all superbly played.

supporting wall/beam etc

The roof was in an appalling state and the supporting beams were rotten.

There was a portico, generally of wood, with posts supporting beams, and decoration was in terracotta.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

supports for the bridge

Carter had seen his support dwindling in the southern states.

He was grateful for his friends' support during his divorce.

I'd like to thank you all for your support in the upcoming election.

I couldn't have finished my degree without the support of my family.

I would not have been able to finish writing the book without the support of my husband and family.

Our two company lawyers provide all the legal support we need.

Private companies should not rely on financial support form the government.

Thanks for all your support - it's been a hard year.

The bridge fell down because it didn't have enough support .

The party's support has always been in the big cities.

This sofa has good back support .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

At the same time, Mrs Aquino is mobilising popular support for her beleaguered government.

Day-care provision also lacked the support of women trade unionists.

Higher education for the deaf receives the same lukewarm support .

In the light of that, the next step will be for the Government to identify proposals that will command the support of the House.

In the past they say they've suffered prejudice and poor support .

It is very important to have the greatest possible support around the expansion slot area.

The paper support for this is a flimsy piece of plastic, and a wire loop.

This dependence upon parental support , though necessary if schools are to survive, is socially divisive.

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