Meaning of SUPPORT in English


■ verb

1》 bear all or part of the weight of.

2》 give assistance, encouragement, or approval to.

↘be actively interested in (a particular sports team).

↘[as adjective ~ing ] (of an actor or a role) of secondary importance to the leading roles in a play or film.

↘(of a pop or rock group or performer) function as a secondary act to (another) at a concert.

3》 provide with a home and the necessities of life.

↘be capable of sustaining.

4》 corroborate.

5》 endure; tolerate.

■ noun

1》 a person or thing that ~s.

↘the action of ~ing or the state of being ~ed.

↘corroborative evidence.

2》 assistance, encouragement, or approval.


~ability noun

~able adjective


ME: from OFr. ~er , from L. ~are , from sub- 'from below' + portare 'carry'.

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