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1. support [ v ] give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
Examples: "She supported him during the illness" "Her children always backed her up"

Used in print:

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

it might be pointed_out that the integrating function of religion , for good or ill , has often supported or been identified with other groupings - political , nationality , language , class , racial , sociability , even economic .

(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)

All political interests supported electoral planning , although there are some signs that the inherent uncertainties of a popular judgment led to some procrastination .

(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)

The fact seems to be that very many large branch stores are uneconomical , that the choice of location in the suburbs is as important as it was downtown , and that even highly suburbanized cities will support only so many big branches .

And if the affection for the suburban branch reflects a desire to shop with `` nice people '' , rather than with the indiscriminate urban mass which supports the downtown department_store , the central location may be in serious trouble .

Synonyms support back_up Related Terms help promote sponsor second patronize carry undergird backing

2. support [ v ] support materially or financially
Examples: "he does not support his natural children" "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"

Synonyms support Related Terms give sponsor subsidize bring_home_the_bacon fund

3. support [ v ] support financially through a period of time
Examples: "The scholarship saw me through college" "This money will see me through next month"

Used in print:

(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)

He was stern and overbearing with his flock , but obsequious and conciliatory with the whites , especially the rich who partly supported the church .

Synonyms support see_through Related Terms give sponsor subsidize see_through fund

4. support [ n ] the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
Examples: "his support kept the family together" "they gave him emotional support during difficult times"

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(Sports Age, 24:9...)

SAAMI 's financial support since 1955 has contributed to the success of this project in education .

(Grants-in-Aid and Other Financial Assistance...)

The 1954 Amendments completely changed the financing of the vocational_rehabilitation_program , providing_for a three part grant structure - for ( 1 ) basic support ; ( 2 ) extension and improvement ; and ( 3 ) research , demonstrations , training and traineeships for vocational_rehabilitation - and in_addition for short-term training and instruction .

In_order to assist the States in maintaining basic vocational_rehabilitation services , Section 2 of the amended Act provides that allotments to States for support of such services be based on ( 1 ) need , as measured by a State 's population , and ( 2 ) fiscal capacity , as measured by its per_capita income .

As is the case with the allotment provisions for support of vocational rehabilitation services , the matching requirements are also based on a statutory formula .

Prior to and since 1960 the rest of the support allotment is matched at rates related_to the fiscal capacity of the State , with a pivot of 40 % State ( or 60 % Federal ) participation in total program costs .

Synonyms support Related Terms activity logistic_support sustenance

5. support [ v ] be behind; approve of
Examples: "He plumped for the Labor Party" "I backed Kennedy in 1960"

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(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

The religion supports , re-enforces , reaffirms , and maintains the fundamental values .

(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)

The day following his intervention the palace issued a statement reassuring the citizens that `` the possibility of introducing appeals concerning the establishment of electoral lists , lists of candidates and finally the holding of the consultation itself '' would be supported by the King himself .

As the more conservative group with strong backing from wealthy businessmen , the U.M.C.I.A. was generally favored against the more progressive , labor based U.N.F.P. The newer party campaigned heavily , while the older , more confident party expected the Moroccan merchants and small_businessmen to support them as they had done for many years .

(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)

Hub was there to support him .

Synonyms support endorse back plump_for indorse plunk_for Related Terms approve champion guarantee side second backing endorsement endorsement subscriber

6. support [ v ] be the physical support of; carry the weight of
Examples: "The beam holds up the roof" "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam" "What's holding that mirror?"

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(1961 Research Highlights of the National Bureau of...)

Spherical concave backing surfaces support the diaphragm when excessive pressures are applied and prevent the stresses within the diaphragm from exceeding the elastic limit .

(H. A. Gleason, "Review of African language studies...)

The phonemic_systems which must support these morphophonemic_systems , however , are very different .

Synonyms hold support hold_up sustain Related Terms carry prop_up underpin brace chock buoy block pole truss bracket scaffold holder hold

7. support [ n ] aiding the cause or policy or interests of
Examples: "the president no longer had the support of his own party" "they developed a scheme of mutual support"

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(The Providence Journal...)

It has all been done in superb style , and the result is a show which deserves the support of every person hereabouts who enjoys good musical_theater .

(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)

The Deacon_Board , headed by a black_man named Carlson , had practically taken_over as the pastor grew old , and had_its_way with the support of the Amen_corner .

Synonyms support Related Terms aid blessing reassurance sponsorship attachment advocacy endorsement defend

8. support [ v ] establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
Examples: "his story confirmed my doubts" "The evidence supports the defendant"

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(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)

The objectification of the world of spirit in popular superstition had certainly gone far beyond what the experience of spirit could justify or support .

(Richard F. McLaughlin, et al., "A study of the...)

This viewpoint is further supported by Verloop 's ( ' 48 ) demonstration of thickened bronchial_artery and arteriolar muscular coats which are capable of acting_as valves .

Synonyms confirm affirm support corroborate substantiate sustain Related Terms negate prove demonstrate verify validate substantiate document vouch validation documentation confirmation affirmation

9. support [ n ] a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission
Examples: "they called for artillery support"

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(87th Congress, 1st Session. Congressional Record....)

You can see it , for_example , in the extensive efforts President_Kennedy has made to enlist solid bipartisan support for his actions toward both Cuba and Laos ; efforts , as I see it , which are being directed , by_the_way , toward support for future actions , not for those already past .

Synonyms reinforcement support reenforcement Related Terms operation close_support military

10. support [ n ] something providing immaterial support or assistance to a person or cause or interest
Examples: "the policy found little public support" "his faith was all the support he needed" "the team enjoyed the support of their fans"

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(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

The entire concept of cerebral imagery as the physical basis of a mental_image can find no logical support .

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

Data on the former are scanty , but there can be little doubt that the latter is sometimes born at a length greater than that of any of the others , thereby lending support to the belief that the anaconda does , indeed , attain the greatest length .

(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)

The editor of the Daily_Journal warned , `` that if such a demonstration be made , it will not find support or countenance from any of the men whose names are recognized as having a right to speak_for Providence '' .

Synonyms support Related Terms influence anchor lifeline

11. support [ n ] documentary validation
Examples: "his documentation of the results was excellent" "the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones"

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(Richard F. McLaughlin, et al., "A study of the...)

The opposition to this point_of_view has its staunchest support in the work of Miller ( ' 50 ) .

(R. P. Jerrard, "Inscribed squares in plane curves"...)

The graph of f has at_least one component whose support is the entire interval [ 0 , T ] .

This is true of all components which have such a bounded support .

Synonyms support documentation Related Terms validation corroborate

12. support [ v ] adopt as a belief
Examples: "I subscribe to your view on abortion"

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(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

And if he is so scornful of the rights of states , why not advocate a different sort of constitution that he could more sincerely support ?

Synonyms support stand subscribe Related Terms agree approve

13. support [ n ] the financial means whereby one lives
Examples: "each child was expected to pay for their keep" "he applied to the state for support" "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"

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(Your Federal Income Tax. 1962 Edition (Revised to...)

You spent $ 800 for his support .

Since you contributed more_than half of his support , you may also claim an exemption for him on your return .

Synonyms support living livelihood bread_and_butter sustenance keep Related Terms resource comforts subsistence maintenance meal_ticket sustain

14. support [ v ] support with evidence or authority : make more certain or confirm
Examples: "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"

Used in print:

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

Nevertheless , with a reading public that longs for `` the_good_old_days '' and with an awareness of our expanding international interests , it is easy for the Benets to obtain a magnified position in literature by use of all sorts of Americana , real or fake , and it is easy for the Steinbecks and Sandburgs to support their messages of reform by reading messages of reform into the minds of the folk .

Synonyms bear_out support underpin corroborate Related Terms match documentation

15. support [ n ] the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
Examples: "he leaned against the wall for support"

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(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)

The debris of his other careers was piled everywhere ; a pile of wire cages for mice from his time as a geneticist and a microscope lying on its side on the window_sill , vertical steel columns wired for support to the open ceiling beams with spidery steel cantilevers jutting_out into the air , masonry constructions on the floor from the time he was inventing his disastrous fireplace whose smoke would pass_through a whole house , visible all_the_way up through wire gratings on each floor .

(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)

Having no choice , he plunged into it , anyway , holding onto the microphone for support .

Synonyms support supporting Related Terms activity shoring suspension hold

16. support [ v ] argue or speak in defense of
Examples: "She supported the motion to strike"

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(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

It tends to support the longstanding precious sentiments , the traditional ways of thinking , and the customary ways of living .

Synonyms defend support fend_for Related Terms argue uphold apologize stand_up defender defense

17. support [ n ] supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation
Examples: "the statue stood on a marble support"

Used in print:

(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)

Closer still , regular barricades of barbed_wire hung on timber supports .

(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)

No fold could be accidental , each turn of the drapery had to serve organically , to cover the Madonna 's slender legs and feet so that they would give substantive support to Christ 's body , to intensify her inner turmoil .

Synonyms support Related Terms supporting_structure foundation prop architrave abutment pedestal basement buttress hold

18. support [ n ] any device that bears the weight of another thing
Examples: "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"

Synonyms support Related Terms device stock shelf base rib stirrup step leg spoke rack seat harness bedpost perch rest brace foot foothold bearing_wall hanger handrest backboard structural_member harp bookend headstock baluster arch_support dog pier pier pillow_block skeg sling bridge bracket rocker bar bearing tailstock tee undercarriage back yoke hold

19. support [ n ] a subordinate musical part; provides background for more important parts

Used in print:

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

This time the orchestra gave him some superb support fired by response to his own high mood .

Synonyms support accompaniment musical_accompaniment backup Related Terms part vamp descant

20. support [ v ] support; of morale, theories, etc.

Used in print:

(Charles Glicksberg, "Sex in Contemporary Literature"...)

Hemingway 's fiction is supported by a `` moral '' backbone and in its search for ultimate meaning hints at a religious dimension .

Synonyms bolster support bolster_up Related Terms reinforce dramaturgy

21. support [ v ] play a subordinate role to (another performer)
Examples: "Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act"

Synonyms support Related Terms act

22. support [ v ] put up with something or somebody unpleasant
Examples: "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 bear stand suffer tolerate endure put_up brook abide stick_out digest support stomach Related Terms permit take pay accept stand_for bear_up take_lying_down take_a_joke sit_out suffer endurance tolerance toleration

23. support [ v ] be a regular customer or client of
Examples: "We patronize this store" "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"

Synonyms patronage support keep_going patronise patronize Related Terms foster run_on patron patron

24. support [ n ] financial resources provided to make some project possible
Examples: "the foundation provided support for the experiment"

Synonyms financial_support funding backing financial_backing support Related Terms resource back

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