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Definition 1: aiding the cause or policy or interests of - [noun denoting act]

Samples where support or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the president no longer has the support of his own party
  • they developed a scheme of mutual support

(support is a kind of ...) the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

"he gave me an assist with the housework" "could not walk without assistance" "rescue party went to their aid" "offered his help in unloading"

(... is a kind of support ) faithful support for a cause or political party or religion

"attachment to a formal agenda" "adherence to a fat-free diet" "the adhesion of Seville was decisive"

(... is a kind of support ) active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something

(... is a kind of support ) the act of sponsoring (either officially or financially)

(... is a kind of support ) the act of endorsing

"a star athlete can make a lot of money from endorsements"

(... is a kind of support ) the formal act of approving

"he gave the project his blessing" "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"

(... is a kind of support ) the act of reassuring; restoring someone's confidence

Definition 2: the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening - [noun denoting act]

Samples where support or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he leaned against the wall for support

Synonyms for support in the sense of this definition

(support is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of support ) the act of propping up with shores

(... is a kind of support ) the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)

"there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"

Definition 3: documentary validation - [noun denoting act]

Samples where support or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his documentation of the results was excellent
  • the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones

Synonyms for support in the sense of this definition

(support is a kind of ...) the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something

Definition 4: a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission - [noun denoting act]

Samples where support or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they called for artillery support

Synonyms for support in the sense of this definition

(support is a kind of ...) activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)

"it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"

(... is a kind of support ) close-in firing by one unit against an enemy engaged by another unit

(support belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 5: the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities - [noun denoting act]

Samples where support or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his support kept the family together
  • they gave him emotional support during difficult times

(support is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of support ) the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence

"they were in want of sustenance" "fishing was their main sustainment"

(... is a kind of support ) assistance between and within military commands

Definition 6: any device that bears the weight of another thing - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where support or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was no place to attach supports for a shelf

(support is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(... is a kind of support ) support consisting of a wooden frame across the shoulders that enables a person to carry buckets hanging from each end

(... is a kind of support ) support resembling the rib of an animal

(... is a kind of support ) a support on which things can be put

"the gun was steadied on a special rest"

(... is a kind of support ) a support for displaying various articles

"the newspapers were arranged on a rack"

(... is a kind of support ) a cast-iron or steel block for supporting a journal or bearing

(... is a kind of support ) (architecture) a vertical supporting structure (as a portion of wall between two doors or windows)

(... is a kind of support ) a support for two adjacent bridge spans

(... is a kind of support ) support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place (especially for a bird)

(... is a kind of support ) a curved support that permits the supported object to rock to and fro

(... is a kind of support ) any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit)

"he dusted off the seat before sitting down"

(... is a kind of support ) a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects

(... is a kind of support ) framework that serves as a support for the body of a vehicle

(... is a kind of support ) support holding a football on end and above the ground preparatory to the kickoff

(... is a kind of support ) support consisting of the movable part of a lathe that slides along the bed in alignment with the headstock and is locked into position to support the free end of the workpiece

(... is a kind of support ) support that is a constituent part of any structure or building

(... is a kind of support ) the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun

"the rifle had been fitted with a special stock"

(... is a kind of support ) support consisting of metal loops into which rider's feet go

(... is a kind of support ) support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway

"he paused on the bottom step"

(... is a kind of support ) support consisting of a radial member of a wheel joining the hub to the rim

(... is a kind of support ) one of the supports for a piece of furniture

(... is a kind of support ) the stationary support in a machine or power tool that supports and drives a revolving part (as a chuck or the spindle on a lathe)

(... is a kind of support ) a pair of curved vertical supports for a lampshade

(... is a kind of support ) any wall supporting a floor or the roof of a building

(... is a kind of support ) a rotating support placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily

(... is a kind of support ) a support or foundation

"the base of the lamp"

(... is a kind of support ) a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises

(... is a kind of support ) one of a number of closely spaced supports for a railing

(... is a kind of support ) a board used to support the back of someone or something

(... is a kind of support ) a support that you can lean against while sitting

"the back of the dental chair was adjustable"

(... is a kind of support ) a support for the arch of the foot

(... is a kind of support ) any of 4 vertical supports at the corners of a bedstead

(... is a kind of support ) a support placed at the end of a row of books to keep them upright (on a shelf or table)

(... is a kind of support ) a support consisting of an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body (especially one supporting a person suspended from a parachute)

(... is a kind of support ) anything from which something can be hung

(... is a kind of support ) a support for the hand

(... is a kind of support ) a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing

(... is a kind of support ) a support resembling a pedal extremity

"one foot of the chair was on the carpet"

(... is a kind of support ) a wooden support that holds the strings up

(... is a kind of support ) a support projecting from a wall (as to hold a shelf)

(... is a kind of support ) a support that steadies or strengthens something else

"he wore a brace on his knee"

(... is a kind of support ) metal supports for logs in a fireplace

"the andirons were too hot to touch"

Definition 7: supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where support or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the statue stood on a marble support

(support is a kind of ...) a structure that serves to support something

(... is a kind of support ) a masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridge

(... is a kind of support ) the lowest part of an entablature; rests immediately on the capitals of the columns

(... is a kind of support ) the ground floor facade or interior in Renaissance architecture

(... is a kind of support ) a support usually of stone or brick; supports the wall of a building

(... is a kind of support ) lowest support of a structure

"it was built on a base of solid rock" "he stood at the foot of the tower"

(... is a kind of support ) an architectural support or base (as for a column or statue)

(... is a kind of support ) a support placed beneath or against something to keep it from shaking or falling

Definition 8: something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where support or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(support is a kind of ...) a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do

"her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"

(... is a kind of support ) a central cohesive source of support and stability

"faith is his anchor" "the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money" "he is the linchpin of this firm"

(... is a kind of support ) support that enables people to survive or to continue doing something (often by providing an essential connection)

"the airlift provided a lifeline for Berlin" "she offered me a lifeline in my time of grief"

Definition 9: a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for support in the sense of this definition

(support is a kind of ...) the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music

"he tried to sing the tenor part"

(... is a kind of support ) a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody

(... is a kind of support ) an improvised musical accompaniment

Definition 10: the financial means whereby one lives - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where support or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for support in the sense of this definition

(support is a kind of ...) available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed

(... is a kind of support ) things that make you comfortable and at ease

"all the comforts of home"

(... is a kind of support ) means of maintenance of a family or group

(... is a kind of support ) a source of income or livelihood

(... is a kind of support ) minimal (or marginal) resources for subsisting

"social security provided only a bare subsistence"

Definition 11: financial resources provided to make some project possible - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where support or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the foundation provided support for the experiment

Synonyms for support in the sense of this definition

(support is a kind of ...) available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed

Definition 12: establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts - [verb of cognition]

Samples where support or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his story confirmed my doubts
  • The evidence supports the defendant

Synonyms for support in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of support ) establish as valid or genuine

"Can you back up your claims?"

(... is a kind of support ) give supporting evidence

"He vouched his words by his deeds"

(... is a kind of support ) confirm the truth of

"Please verify that the doors are closed" "verify a claim"

(... is a kind of support ) establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment

"The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound" "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"

(... is a kind of support ) support or supply with references

"Can you document your claims?"

(... is a kind of support ) prove valid; show or confirm the validity of something

Definition 13: put up with something or somebody unpleasant - [verb of cognition]

Samples where support or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for support in the sense of this definition

(support is a kind of ...) consent to, give permission

"She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband" "I won't let the police search her basement" "I cannot allow you to see your exam"

(... is a kind of support ) tolerate or accommodate oneself to

"I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions" "I swallowed the insult" "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies"

(... is a kind of support ) tolerate or bear

"I won't stand for this kind of behavior!"

(... is a kind of support ) endure cheerfully

"She bore up under the enormous strain"

(... is a kind of support ) suffer without protest; suffer or endure passively

"I won't take this insult lying down"

(... is a kind of support ) listen to a joke at one's own expense

"Can't you take a joke?"

(... is a kind of support ) endure to the end

(... is a kind of support ) bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action

"You'll pay for this!" "She had to pay the penalty for speaking out rashly" "You'll pay for this opinion later"

(support has a similar meaning as ...) experience (emotional) pain

"Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"

Definition 14: adopt as a belief - [verb of communication]

Samples where support or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I subscribe to your view on abortion

Synonyms for support in the sense of this definition

(support is a kind of ...) be in accord; be in agreement

"We agreed on the terms of the settlement" "I can't agree with you!" "I hold with those who say life is sacred" "Both philosophers concord on this point"

(support implies ...) give sanction to

"I approve of his educational policies"

Definition 15: argue or speak in defense of - [verb of communication]

Samples where support or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She supported the motion to strike

Synonyms for support in the sense of this definition

(support is a kind of ...) present reasons and arguments

(... is a kind of support ) defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

"rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior" "he rationalized his lack of success"

(... is a kind of support ) support someone (as in an argument)

"she always takes his side, no matter how sound his argument"

(... is a kind of support ) defend against attack or criticism

"He stood up for his friend" "She stuck up for the teacher who was accused of harassing the student"

(... is a kind of support ) stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals

Definition 16: be a regular customer or client of - [verb of communication]

Samples where support or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for support in the sense of this definition

(support is a kind of ...) help develop, help grow

"nurture his talents"

(support has a similar meaning as ...) continue uninterrupted

"The disease will run on unchecked" "The party kept going until 4 A.M."

Definition 17: be the physical support of; carry the weight of - [verb of contact]

Samples where support or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for support in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of support ) provide with a scaffold for support

"scaffold the building before painting it"

(... is a kind of support ) support structurally

"truss the roofs" "trussed bridges"

(... is a kind of support ) support by placing against something solid or rigid

"shore and buttress an old building"

(... is a kind of support ) support from beneath

(... is a kind of support ) support with brackets

"bracket bookshelves"

(... is a kind of support ) support on poles

"pole climbing plants like beans"

(... is a kind of support ) keep afloat

"The life vest buoyed him up"

(... is a kind of support ) support on chocks

"chock the boat"

(... is a kind of support ) bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of

"His efforts carried the entire project" "How many credits is this student carrying?" "We carry a very large mortgage"

(... is a kind of support ) support, secure, or raise with a block

"block a plate for printing" "block the wheels of a car"

(... is a kind of support ) support by bracing

Definition 18: play a subordinate role to (another performer) - [verb of creation]

Samples where support or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act

(support is a kind of ...) play a role or part

"Gielgud played Hamlet" "She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role" "She played the servant to her husband's master"

(support belongs to category ...) the art of writing and producing plays

Definition 19: support materially or financially - [verb of possession]

Samples where support or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(support is a kind of ...) transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

"I gave her my money" "can you give me lessons?" "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"

(... is a kind of support ) furnish money for

"The government funds basic research in many areas"

(... is a kind of support ) support through subsidies

"The arts in Europe are heavily subsidized"

(... is a kind of support ) supply means of subsistence; earn a living

"He provides for his large family by working three jobs" "Women nowadays not only take care of the household but also bring home the bacon"

(... is a kind of support ) support financially through a period of time

"The scholarship saw me through college" "This money will see me through next month"

(... is a kind of support ) assume sponsorship of

Samples where support or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She supported him during the illness
  • Her children always backed her up

Synonyms for support in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of support ) assume responsibility for or leadership of

"The senator announced that he would sponsor the health care plan"

(... is a kind of support ) do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of

(... is a kind of support ) give help or assistance; be of service

"Everyone helped out during the earthquake" "Can you help me carry this table?" "She never helps around the house"

(... is a kind of support ) contribute to the progress or growth of

"I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

(... is a kind of support ) cheer for

"She roots for the Broncos"

(... is a kind of support ) lend moral support to

(... is a kind of support ) give support or one's approval to

"I'll second that motion" "I can't back this plan" "endorse a new project"

Samples where support or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He plumped for the Labor Party
  • I backed Kennedy in 1960

Synonyms for support in the sense of this definition

(support is a kind of ...) give sanction to

"I approve of his educational policies"

(... is a kind of support ) stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of

"The dealer warrants all the cars he sells" "I warrant this information"

(... is a kind of support ) protect or fight for as a champion

(support has a similar meaning as ...) give support or one's approval to

"I'll second that motion" "I can't back this plan" "endorse a new project"

Definition 22: support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm - [verb of stative]

Samples where support or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The stories and claims were born out by the evidence

Synonyms for support in the sense of this definition

(support is a kind of ...) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

"The two stories don't agree in many details" "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check" "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"

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