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support

noun

1 support

The activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities.

Roget 707: aid, aidance; assistance, help, opitulation, succor; support, lift, advance, furtherance, promotion; coadjuvancy etc. ... show more

Roget 937: vindication, justification, warrant; exoneration, exculpation; acquittal etc. 970; whitewashing.    extenuation; palliation, palliative; softening, mitigation.    ... show more

Roget 670: preservation; safe-keeping; conservation etc. (storage) 636; maintenance, support, susteritation, conservatism; vis conservatrix; salvation etc. (deliverance) ... show more

Roget 633: machinery, mechanism, engineering.    instrument, organ, tool, implement, utensil, machine, engine, lathe, gin, mill; air engine, ... show more

Roget 467: evidence; facts, premises, data, praecognita [Lat.], grounds.    indication etc. 550; criterion etc. (test) 463.    testimony, ... show more

Roget 271: carrier, porter, bearer, tranter, conveyer; cargador; express, expressman; stevedore, coolie; conductor, locomotive, motor.    ... show more

Roget 215: support, ground, foundation, base, basis; terra firma; bearing, fulcrum, bait [U.S.], caudex crib; point d'appui [Fr.], pou sto [Gr.], purchase footing, hold, ... show more



2 support

Aiding the cause or policy or interests of.

Dutch: bemoediging, ondersteuning, steun, steunpilaar, support
Polish: poparcie

3 support

Something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest.

Dutch: draagvlak

4 support

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.

synonyms: reenforcement, reinforcement.

Dutch: versterking
Polish: posiłki

5 support

Documentary validation:
— The strongest support for this view is the work of Jones.

synonym: documentation.

Dutch: documentatie
Polish: dokumentowanie

6 support

The financial means whereby one lives:
— He applied to the state for support.

synonyms: bread and butter, keep, livelihood, living, sustenance.

Roget 666: refuge, sanctuary, retreat, fastness; acropolis; keep, last resort; ward; prison etc. 752; asylum, ark, ... show more

Dutch: levensonderhoud
Polish: utrzymywanie się, życie

7 support

Supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation.

Dutch: console, versterking
Polish: podstawa

8 support

The act of bearing the weight of or strengthening:
— He leaned against the wall for support.

synonym: supporting.

Dutch: oplegging, versterking

9 support

A musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts.

synonyms: accompaniment, backup, musical accompaniment.

Dutch: accompagnement, begeleiding, ondersteuning, steun

10 support

Any device that bears the weight of another thing.

Dutch: steun, stut

11 support

Financial resources provided to make some project possible:
— The foundation provided support for the experiment.

synonyms: backing, financial backing, financial support, funding.

Dutch: financiering

verb

1 support

Give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to:
— She supported him during the illness.

synonym: back up.

Dutch: ondersteunen, steunen

2 support

Support materially or financially.

Dutch: ondersteunen, steunen

3 support

Be behind; approve of.

synonyms: back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for.

Dutch: bijstaan, ruggensteunen, ruggesteunen, rugsteunen

4 support

Be the physical support of; carry the weight of:
— He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam.

synonyms: hold, hold up, sustain.

Roget 707: aid, assist, help, succor, lend one's aid; come to the aid etc. n.. of; contribute, subscribe to; bring aid, give aid, furnish aid, ... show more

Roget 670: preserve, maintain, keep, sustain, support, hold; keep up, keep alive; refrigerate, keep on ice; not willingly let die; bank up; nurse; ... show more

Roget 215: be supported &c.; lie on, sit on, recline on, lean on, loll on, rest on, stand on, step on, repose on, abut on, bear on, be based on ... show more

Roget 170: be in action etc. adj.; operate, work; act, act upon; perform, play, support, sustain, strain, maintain, ... show more

5 support

Establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts:
— The evidence supports the defendant.

synonyms: affirm, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, sustain.

Roget 467: be evidence etc. n.; evince, show, betoken, tell of; indicate etc. (denote) 550; imply, involve, ... show more

Dutch: onderbouwen

6 support

Adopt as a belief.

synonym: subscribe.

7 support

Support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm.

synonyms: bear out, corroborate, underpin.

Dutch: onderbouwen

8 support

Argue or speak in defense of:
— She supported the motion to strike.

synonyms: defend, fend for.

Dutch: behandelen, pleiten, verdedigen

9 support

Play a subordinate role to (another performer).

10 support

Be a regular customer or client of.

synonyms: keep going, patronage, patronise, patronize.

11 support

Put up with something or somebody unpleasant.

synonyms: abide, bear, brook, digest, endure, put up, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer ... show more.

Roget 826: be composed etc. adj.. laisser faire [Fr.], laisser aller [Fr.]; take things easily, take things as they come; take it easy, rub on, live and let live; take easily, take cooly, take in good part; aequam servare mentem [Lat.].    ... show more

Roget 821: feel; receive an impression etc. n.; be impressed with etc. adj.; entertain feeling, harbor feeling, cherish feeling etc. n.. respond; ... show more

Dutch: doormaken, doorstaan, dragen, dulden, gedogen, getroosten, harden, incasseren, kampen, velen ... show more


Moby thesaurus: A-frame, Maecenas, OK, TLC, abettor, abide, abide with, accept, acceptance, accession, accommodate, accredit, acquiescence, act a part, act out, admirer, advance, advocate, affirm, affirmation ... show more.

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