Meaning of SUPPORT in English


n. 25B6; verb

a roof supported by pillars : HOLD UP, bear, carry, prop up, keep up, brace, shore up, underpin, buttress, reinforce.

he struggled to support his family : PROVIDE FOR, maintain, sustain, keep, take care of, look after.

she supported him to the end : COMFORT, encourage, sustain, buoy up, hearten, fortify, console, solace, reassure; informal buck up.

evidence to support the argument : SUBSTANTIATE, back up, bear out, corroborate, confirm, attest to, verify, prove, validate, authenticate, endorse, ratify.

the money supports charitable projects : HELP, aid, assist; contribute to, back, subsidize, fund, finance; N. Amer. informal bankroll.

an independent candidate supported by locals : BACK, champion, help, assist, aid, abet, favour, encourage; vote for, stand behind, defend; sponsor, second, promote, endorse, sanction; informal throw one's weight behind.

they support human rights : ADVOCATE, promote, champion, back, espouse, be in favour of, recommend, defend, subscribe to.

I could not support the grief : ENDURE, bear, tolerate, stand, put up with, abide, stomach, sustain; formal brook; archaic suffer.

neglect, contradict, oppose.

25B6; noun

bridge supports : PILLAR, post, prop, upright, crutch, plinth, brace, buttress; base, substructure, foundation, underpinning.

he pays support for his wife : MAINTENANCE, keep, sustenance, subsistence.

I was lucky to have their support : ENCOURAGEMENT, friendship, strength, consolation, solace, succour, relief.

he was a great support : COMFORT, help, assistance, tower of strength, prop, mainstay.

support for community services : CONTRIBUTIONS, backing, donations, money, subsidy, funding, funds, finance, capital.

they voiced their support for him : BACKING, help, assistance, aid, endorsement, approval; votes, patronage.

a surge in support for decentralization : ADVOCACY, backing, promotion, championship, espousal, defence, recommendation.

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