Meaning of SUPPORT in English

SUPPORT

I.

noun

1 help and encouragement

ADJECTIVE

▪ complete , full , total

▪ firm , solid , strong

The candidate enjoys the firm ~ of local industry.

The plan received strong ~ from farmers.

▪ considerable , generous , substantial

the company's generous financial ~ of the arts

▪ good , great , tremendous

▪ active , enthusiastic

▪ loyal

▪ unconditional , unqualified , wholehearted

▪ massive , overwhelming , unanimous

The poll revealed massive ~ for the proposal.

▪ unflagging , unstinting ( esp. BrE ), unswerving ( esp. BrE ), unwavering

We would like to thank Ana for her unwavering ~ over the years.

▪ growing , increased , increasing

▪ continued , continuing , ongoing

▪ broad , general

▪ grass-roots , popular , public

▪ majority , mass , wide , widespread

The government has lost majority ~ in the Assembly.

▪ community

▪ main

▪ limited , lukewarm , qualified , weak

My idea only received lukewarm ~ from my colleagues.

▪ adequate , sufficient

▪ direct , indirect

▪ long-term

people who need long-term ~ at home

▪ personal

The proposal has the personal ~ of the president.

▪ mutual

The parents of the sufferers get together for mutual ~.

▪ international

▪ Democratic , Labour , Liberal , Republican , etc.

▪ all-party ( BrE ), bipartisan ( esp. AmE ), cross-party ( BrE )

▪ parental

▪ emotional , moral

She took her sister with her to the interview for moral ~.

▪ administrative , economic , electoral , financial , political , practical , technical , etc.

▪ federal , government , official , state

▪ air , intelligence , logistical , logistics , military , naval

▪ customer , tech (= company departments)

▪ life

He's on life ~ at the moment.

They turned off her life-support machine.

VERB + SUPPORT

▪ enjoy , have

The policy has the ~ of the community.

▪ derive , draw , get , receive

Which groups does the party draw most of its ~ from?

▪ enlist , find , gain , mobilize , secure , win

Campaigners have enlisted the ~ of the local people.

▪ attract , generate

▪ drum up , garner , muster , rally , recruit , seek , solicit , whip up

▪ give sb/sth , lend (sb/sth) , offer (sb/sth) , provide (sb/sth with)

organizations that provide ~ and advice to small businesses

▪ lose

▪ cut , cut off , withdraw

▪ need , require

She will need a lot of emotional ~ at this difficult time.

▪ count on , rely on

Can I count on your ~?

▪ deserve

▪ announce , confirm , express , pledge , reaffirm , voice

Many TV celebrities have already pledged their ~ to the appeal.

▪ come out in , demonstrate , show

one of the first scientists to come out in ~ of ‘The Origin of Species’

▪ acknowledge

I wish to acknowledge the ~ of my family during the writing of this book.

▪ appreciate

▪ bolster , broaden , build , build up , increase , strengthen

The government is trying to build popular ~ for an unwinnable war.

▪ erode , weaken

SUPPORT + VERB

▪ come from sth

Support came from all sections of the community.

▪ grow , rise

Support for the party has risen to 33%.

▪ fall

SUPPORT + NOUN

▪ base , network

He had no ~ base within the party.

▪ group

a local ~ group for single parents

▪ services , system

▪ personnel , staff , team

▪ function , role

PREPOSITION

▪ in ~ of

an intense campaign in ~ of the proposal

▪ with … ~ , without … ~

The pipeline is to be built with international ~.

▪ ~ against

Farmers mobilized considerable ~ against plans to remove import restrictions.

▪ ~ among

The party wishes to broaden its ~ among professionals.

▪ ~ between

mutual ~ between local cooperatives

▪ ~ for

The president has expressed his ~ for the project.

▪ ~ from

The policy has broad ~ from industry.

PHRASES

▪ a base of ~

Fears that instability would return gave the government a broad base of ~.

▪ a cut in ~ , a decline in ~

▪ an expression of ~

The rebel leader received expressions of ~ from all quarters.

▪ a lack of ~

▪ a source of ~

▪ ~ and encouragement

▪ throw your ~ behind sb , throw your ~ to sb ( AmE )

She threw her full ~ behind him.

They are now throwing their ~ to the other candidate.

2 money to buy food, clothes, etc.

ADJECTIVE

▪ child , family , social , spousal ( esp. AmE )

▪ income ( BrE )

VERB + SUPPORT

▪ claim

Families earning below a certain amount can claim child ~.

▪ pay

PHRASES

▪ a means of ~

3 sth that carries the weight of sb/sth

ADJECTIVE

▪ firm

▪ added , additional , extra

▪ back , knee , etc.

▪ roof

▪ structural

VERB + SUPPORT

▪ give sth

The piece of wood under the mattress is to give my back extra ~.

SUPPORT + NOUN

▪ beam , structure

PHRASES

▪ hold onto sb/sth for ~

He held onto his wife for ~ as he left the hospital.

II.

verb

1 help/encourage/agree with sb/sth

ADVERB

▪ overwhelmingly

The people of this country overwhelmingly ~ their president.

I strongly ~ the view that education should be available to everyone.

▪ fervently , fully , strongly , wholeheartedly

▪ unanimously

▪ actively , enthusiastically , vigorously

The group is actively ~ed by the administration.

▪ consistently

He has consistently ~ed the tax cuts.

▪ directly

▪ tacitly

▪ openly , publicly

▪ loyally

He has ~ed the party loyally for over twenty years.

▪ ably

The soloists were ably ~ed by the University Singers.

VERB + SUPPORT

▪ agree to , pledge to , promise to

He promised to ~ me at the meeting.

▪ be prepared to , be willing to

▪ fail to , refuse to

PREPOSITION

▪ in

Very few countries ~ed France in its action.

PHRASES

▪ be well ~ed , be widely ~ed

These policies were widely ~ed in the country.

▪ ~ and encourage sb/sth

Teachers should always ~ and encourage their students.

2 show that sth is true/correct

ADVERB

▪ strongly , weakly

The evidence strongly ~s his claims.

▪ adequately

The sample adequately ~s this conclusion.

▪ directly , indirectly

These results indirectly ~ the hypothesis.

▪ partially

▪ generally

Research has generally ~ed these predictions.

▪ clearly

Our results clearly ~ this view.

VERB + SUPPORT

▪ appear to , seem to , tend to

PHRASES

▪ be ~ed by data , be ~ed by evidence

His claim is not ~ed by any evidence.

▪ be well ~ed

He said the figures were questionable and not well ~ed.

3 give sb money

ADVERB

▪ financially

▪ generously

▪ partially

This work was partially ~ed by the government.

VERB + SUPPORT

▪ help (to)

PREPOSITION

▪ through

Her parents ~ed her all through college.

Support is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ argument , ↑ beam , ↑ brace , ↑ column , ↑ conference , ↑ data , ↑ evidence , ↑ experiment , ↑ finding , ↑ habitat , ↑ institute , ↑ ministry , ↑ party , ↑ petition , ↑ pillar , ↑ report , ↑ research , ↑ resolution , ↑ result , ↑ sponsor , ↑ study , ↑ union , ↑ volunteer , ↑ voter

Support is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ accusation , ↑ allegation , ↑ amendment , ↑ amnesty , ↑ appeal , ↑ argument , ↑ assertion , ↑ assumption , ↑ back , ↑ ban , ↑ belief , ↑ bid , ↑ bill , ↑ boycott , ↑ campaign , ↑ candidate , ↑ case , ↑ cause , ↑ ceiling , ↑ charity , ↑ claim , ↑ conclusion , ↑ contention , ↑ creation , ↑ currency , ↑ cut , ↑ decision , ↑ democracy , ↑ development , ↑ diagnosis , ↑ dictatorship , ↑ disarmament , ↑ doctrine , ↑ draft , ↑ economy , ↑ effort , ↑ equality , ↑ establishment , ↑ event , ↑ existence , ↑ expansion , ↑ family , ↑ finding , ↑ force , ↑ format , ↑ government , ↑ graphics , ↑ habit , ↑ hypothesis , ↑ idea , ↑ ideal , ↑ ideology , ↑ impression , ↑ industrial action , ↑ industry , ↑ inference , ↑ initiative , ↑ interpretation , ↑ invasion , ↑ legislation , ↑ lifestyle , ↑ motion , ↑ move , ↑ movement , ↑ need , ↑ nomination , ↑ nominee , ↑ notion , ↑ objective , ↑ occupation , ↑ petition , ↑ plan , ↑ plea , ↑ point of view , ↑ policy , ↑ position , ↑ practice , ↑ prediction , ↑ program , ↑ project , ↑ proposal , ↑ proposition , ↑ rebel , ↑ rebellion , ↑ recommendation , ↑ reform , ↑ regime , ↑ relative , ↑ research , ↑ resolution , ↑ return , ↑ right , ↑ roof , ↑ scheme , ↑ slavery , ↑ study , ↑ submission , ↑ suggestion , ↑ supposition , ↑ system , ↑ team , ↑ terror , ↑ terrorism , ↑ theory , ↑ thesis , ↑ ticket , ↑ treaty , ↑ troops , ↑ use , ↑ view , ↑ viewpoint , ↑ weight , ↑ work

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .