support
noun.
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
noun.
aiding the cause or policy or interests of
the president no longer has the support of his own party|they developed a scheme of mutual support
noun.
something providing immaterial 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
noun.
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
noun.
documentary validation
his documentation of the results was excellent|the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones
Synonym: documentation
noun.
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
noun.
supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation
the statue stood on a marble support
noun.
the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
he leaned against the wall for support
Synonym: supporting
noun.
a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
noun.
any device that bears the weight of another thing
there was no place to attach supports for a shelf
noun.
financial resources provided to make some project possible
the foundation provided support for the experiment
verb.
give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
She supported him during the illness|Her children always backed her up
Synonym: back up
verb.
support materially or financially
he does not support his natural children|The scholarship supported me when I was in college
verb.
be behind; approve of
He plumped for the Labor Party|I backed Kennedy in 1960
verb.
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?
Synonym: sustain, hold up, hold
verb.
establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
his story confirmed my doubts|The evidence supports the defendant
verb.
adopt as a belief
I subscribe to your view on abortion
Synonym: subscribe
verb.
support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
The stories and claims were born out by the evidence
verb.
argue or speak in defense of
She supported the motion to strike
Synonym: fend for, defend
verb.
play a subordinate role to (another performer)
Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act
verb.
be a regular customer or client of
We patronize this store|Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could
verb.
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