support

All Noun Verb
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  • He had received only a half-hearted support for his foreign policy. Cited from Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham, by Harold J. Laski
  • He also claims that faith is used only in the absence of good supporting evidence.
  • He was the only northern leader to support William, however.
  • The scheme was well received generally but failed ultimately due to a lack of cross party support.
  • The party formed a minority government with the support of the right-wing parties.
  • He has increasingly supported the development of local artists, arts education, and the arts scene.
  • As the number grew, it became clear that many of the children coming for help would need long-term support.
  • Evidence to support this, however, is not very strong.
  • Many air shows are held in support of local, national or military charities.
  • A hide is thought to represent the amount of land required to support one family.
  • Harbour has an active development community and extensive third party support.
  • He supports same-sex marriage, but does not want to get married.
  • However, in part they are firm and thus capable of supporting flight.
  • It has three main staff members, supported by a "small" team.
  • He found work in supporting roles, and from the beginning was cast in various war films.
  • She was quiet and hard working, and determined to stay and get the education she needed to support herself.
  • Two major industries supported the main growth of the community, first iron, then coal.
  • For example, Canada had its own version that supported French characters.
  • The government has not provided official recognition, rights or funds to support use of these languages.
  • In this course he had the whole-hearted support of his people. Cited from History of Holland, by George Edmundson
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Meaning of 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 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
  • 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
  • verb Support materially or financially
    he does not support his natural children, The scholarship supported me when I was in college
  • verb Play a subordinate role to (another performer)
    Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act