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Definition 1: the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening - [noun denoting act]

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

  • he leaned against the wall for support

Synonyms for supporting in the sense of this definition

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

"they avoided all recreational activity"

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

(... is a kind of supporting ) 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 2: capable of bearing a structural load - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a supporting wall

Synonyms for supporting in the sense of this definition

(supporting is similar to ...) (of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain

Definition 3: furnishing support and encouragement - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • the anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher

Synonyms for supporting in the sense of this definition

(supporting is similar to ...) furnishing support or assistance

"a supportive family network" "his family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer"

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