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Definitions of support

  1. To bear the weight of; uphold; as, columns support the roof; endure; bear; suffer; as, to support pain; to encourage; as, to support the spirits; to verify; make good; as, to support an accusation of theft; to aid, favor, or defend; as, to support a political party; carry on; as, to support a conversation; provide for; as, to support a family. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To bear up: to endure or sustain: to keep up as a part or character: to make good: to defend: to represent: to supply with means of living: to uphold by countenance, patronize: to follow on same side as a speaker. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To sustain; keep up; endure; defend. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To bear the weight of; keep up. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To provide for. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To carry on. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To bear or endure; tolerate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To sustain; defend; aid; nourish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. support with evidence or authority : make more certain or confirm; "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. argue or speak in defense of; "She supported the motion to strike" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. adopt as a belief; "I subscribe to your view on abortion" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. To bear or hold up; to uphold; to sustain; to endure without being overcome; to bear; to endure; to substantiate; to vindicate; to maintain. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. documentary validation; "his documentation of the results was excellent"; "the strongest support for this this view is the work of Jones" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. play a subordinate role to (another performer); "Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. A compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged. The term is applied in a general sense to the Pandects of Justinian (see Pandect), but is also specially given by authors to compilations of laws on particular topics; a summary of laws; as, Comyn's Digest; the United States Digest. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To bear by being under; to keep from falling; to uphold; to sustain, in a literal or physical sense; to prop up; to bear the weight of; as, a pillar supports a structure; an abutment supports an arch; the trunk of a tree supports the branches. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. To endure without being overcome, exhausted, or changed in character; to sustain; as, to support pain, distress, or misfortunes. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. To keep from failing or sinking; to solace under affictive circumstances; to assist; to encourage; to defend; as, to support the courage or spirits. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain; as, to support the character of King Lear. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. To furnish with the means of sustenance or livelihood; to maintain; to provide for; as, to support a family; to support the ministers of the gospel. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. To carry on; to enable to continue; to maintain; as, to support a war or a contest; to support an argument or a debate. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain; as, the testimony is not sufficient to support the charges; the evidence will not support the statements or allegations. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. To vindicate; to maintain; to defend successfully; as, to be able to support one's own cause. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. To uphold by aid or countenance; to aid; to help; to back up; as, to support a friend or a party; to support the present administration. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. A attend as an honorary assistant; as, a chairman supported by a vice chairman; O'Connell left the prison, supported by his two sons. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. The act, state, or operation of supporting, upholding, or sustaining. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. That which upholds, sustains, or keeps from falling, as a prop, a pillar, or a foundation of any kind. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. That which maintains or preserves from being overcome, falling, yielding, sinking, giving way, or the like; subsistence; maintenance; assistance; reenforcement; as, he gave his family a good support, the support of national credit; the assaulting column had the support of a battery. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. The act of maintaining or upholding; that which maintains or upholds; maintenance; livelihood; aid; one who furnishes means of support, as to a family. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. Supporter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. Act of supporting or upholding: that which supports, sustains, or maintains: maintenance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  38. Anything that supports; prop; maintenance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  39. The act of supporting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. One who or that which supports. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. Subsistence; living. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. The act of upholding or sustaining; that which upholds; that which maintains life; maintenance; subsistence; assistance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  43. Sustaining power; the necessaries of life; food; that which upholds a person or thing from falling or sinking; assistance; aid; help. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for support

  1. We cannot support that. – The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay by Maurice Hewlett
  2. Her mother left the room, her mother, the only one from whom she might have expected support – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
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