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support

 
Noun support has 11 senses
  1. support - the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities; "his support kept the family together"; "they gave him emotional support during difficult times"
    --1 is a kind of
    activity
    --1 has particulars:
     sustenance, sustentation, sustainment, maintenance, upkeep; logistic support, logistic assistance
    Derived form: verb support2
  2. support - aiding the cause or policy or interests of; "the president no longer had the support of his own party"; "they developed a scheme of mutual support"
    --2 is a kind of
    aid, assist, assistance, help
    --2 has particulars:
     attachment, adherence, adhesion; advocacy; sponsorship; endorsement, indorsement; blessing, approval, approving; reassurance
    Derived forms: verb support8, verb support6, verb support3
  3. support - something providing immaterial support or assistance to a person or cause or interest; "the policy found little public support"; "his faith was all the support he needed"; "the team enjoyed the support of their fans"
    --3 is a kind of
    influence
    --3 has particulars:
     anchor, mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpin; lifeline
    Derived form: verb support1
  4. support, reinforcement, reenforcement - a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission; "they called for artillery support"
    --4 is a kind of operation, military operation
    --4 has particulars: close support
  5. documentation, support - documentary validation; "his documentation of the results was excellent"; "the strongest support for this this view is the work of Jones"
    --5 is a kind of validation, proof, substantiation
    Derived forms: verb support7, verb support5
  6. support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance - the financial means whereby one lives; "each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"
    --6 is a kind of resource
    --6 has particulars:
     comforts, creature comforts, amenities, conveniences; maintenance; meal ticket; subsistence
    Derived form: verb support2
  7. support - supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support"
    --7 is a kind of
    supporting structure
    --7 has particulars:
     abutment; architrave; basement; buttress, buttressing; foundation, base, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructure; pedestal, plinth, footstall; prop
    Derived form: verb support4
  8. support, supporting - the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening; "he leaned against the wall for support"
    --8 is a kind of activity
    --8 has particulars:
     shoring, shoring up, propping up; suspension, dangling, hanging
    Derived form: verb support4
  9. accompaniment, musical accompaniment, backup, support - a subordinate musical part; provides background for more important parts
    --9 is a kind of part, voice
    --9 has particulars: descant, discant; vamp
    Derived form: verb support9
  10. support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
    --10 is a kind of
    device
    --10 has particulars:
     andiron, firedog, dog, dog-iron; arch support; back, backrest; backboard; baluster; bar; base, pedestal, stand; bearing; bearing wall; bedpost; bookend; brace; bracket; bridge; foot; foothold, footing; handrest; hanger; harness; harp; headstock; leg; perch; pier; pier; pillow block; rack, stand; rest; rib; rocker; seat; shelf; spoke, radius; step, stair; stirrup, stirrup iron; stock, gunstock; structural member; tailstock; tee, football tee; undercarriage; yoke
    Derived form: verb support4
  11. support, financial support, funding, backing, financial backing - financial resources provided to make some project possible; "the foundation provided support for the experiment"
    --11 is a kind of resource
    Derived form: verb support2
Verb support has 11 senses
  1. support, back up - give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"
    Derived forms: noun support3, noun supporter2, noun supporter3
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot support Sue
  2. support - support materially or financially; "he does not support his natural children"; "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"
    --2 is one way to
    give
    Derived forms: noun support11, noun support6, noun support1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support - be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
    --3 is one way to approve, O.K., okay, sanction
    Derived forms: noun support2, noun supporter1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. hold, support, sustain, hold up - be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
    Derived forms: noun support8, noun support10, noun support7, noun supporter4, noun supporting1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  5. confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm - establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
    Derived form: noun support5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  6. subscribe, support - adopt as a belief; "I subscribe to your view on abortion"
    --6 is one way to agree, hold, concur, concord
    Derived form: noun support2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  7. corroborate, underpin, bear out, support - support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm; "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"
    --7 is one way to match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree
    Derived form: noun support5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  8. defend, support, fend for - argue or speak in defense of; "She supported the motion to strike"
    --8 is one way to argue, reason
    Derived forms: noun support2, noun supporter2, noun supporter1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  9. support - play a subordinate role to (another performer); "Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act"
    --9 is one way to
    act, play, represent
    Derived form: noun support9
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  10. patronize, patronise, patronage, support, keep going - be a regular customer or client of; "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
    --10 is one way to foster, nurture
    Derived form: noun supporter2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  11. digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up - put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "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"
    --11 is one way to permit, allow, let, countenance
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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